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July 3, 1909. 
















































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Volume V—No. 2 

CHICAGO 

July 3, 1909 


Owner of Rabbit’s Foot Company 
Tells Interstate Commission 
Carriers Are Unfair 


STAIR AND HAVLIN 

GET INTERNATIONAL 


POLICE PUT BAN ON 

BUFFALO THEATORIUMS. 

Warn Prospective Patrons Away 
From Picture Houses in Effort 
to Force Sunday Law. 


g WASHINGTON, D. C., June 25.— 
.U*at Chappelle, of Jacksonville, Fla., 
“owner and proprietor of A Rabbit’s 
.Foot Company, which is playing vari¬ 
ous cities and towns of the south and 
west, today filed two complaints with 
the Interstate Commerce Commission 
against the Central of Georgia Rail¬ 
way and the Illinois Central Railroad, 

jBsspectively. He declares that the 
’railroads discriminate against him in 
that they will not transport hi'S two 
loaches on the regular passenger 
grains, but instead will only take them 
jjjlong with the regular freight trains. 

^■Chappelle declares that to trans¬ 
port his troup, scenery and para- 
Shernalia, he uses two coaches of 
which he is the owner. These coaches, 
ha continues, are fully equipped with 
all modern appliances and similar to 
Jhose ordinarily used in the trans¬ 
portation of passengers. He says that 
■asmuch as these two roads will only 
■move his coaches on the freight 
Wains he suffers a great loss of time 
Snd that he believes he is thus being 
Hsing discriminated against on ac¬ 
count of his color.—IDEN. 

CLARENCE HARVEY TO 

HAVE JAPANESE SHOW. 

■CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 29.— 
Clarence Harvey, who has joined the 
Aborn Opera company at the New 
Spliseum, says he has been in com¬ 
munication with Japanese authorities 
for some time and has practically 
Closed a deal whereby he will be pro- 
®ietor of a theater of modern ap- 
®intments within the confines of the 
wounds of the forthcoming Japanese 
World’s fair. The plays will be given 
ini English and the playhouse is in¬ 
tended as a means of recreation for 
English speaking people who visit 
japan during the coming exposition.— 
fbUNG. 

MABEL SIGEL COUSIN 

TO MURDERED WOMAN. 

*EW YORK, June 28.—A peculiar 
incident relating to the Sigel murder 
is [ that Mabel Sigel, cousin of the 
murdered woman, was last season a 
member of the company producing 
the melodrama called “Queen of the 
jlighbinders.” One of the scenes of 
the play was almost a replica of the 
#ocious tragedy.—REVELL. 


ALEX PANTAGES WILL 

INCREASE HIS CIRCUIT. 

.'MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 28.— 
Alex Pantages, the vaudeville mag¬ 
nate, gumshoed into the city last 
week and the result is an announce¬ 
ment that he will “build or lease” a 
theater in Minneapolis within a short 
time. The probability is that he will 
build. He went from here to Winni¬ 
peg on a similar mission—BARNES. 


Will Have A Melodrama Circuit Next Season Which Will 
Give the Companies Thirty Weeks. 


The Stair and Havlin circuit is ex¬ 
pected to be ahle to offer thirty weeks’ 
booking to melodramatic attractions 
the coming season. The prediction in 
these columns a few months ago that 
the thinning out of the three-night 
stand houses might lead to a better 
circuit does not seem likely to be ful¬ 
filled. 

Contracts were signed this week by 
which Stair & Havlin get the Inter¬ 
national theater for next season. This 
marks an absolute break in relations 
between that firm and the Weber 
Brothers. It is said that $25,000 will 
be expended to bring the theater to 
conform with the fire laws. 

Several other firms wanted the In¬ 
ternational, but Stair & Havlin had 
the backing of those who did not wish 
it themselves, but feared to have rivals 
secure it. 

For some time Stair & Havlin have 
been assuring melodrama producers 
that they could bffer two weeks in 
Chicago next season. Max Weber has 


NEW YORK, June 25.—William 
Morris today admitted that the story 
regarding a working combination be¬ 
tween his own and foreign booking 
associations was true. 

Mr. Morris, when interviewed, 
would not commit himself to details 
but it is understood that the English 
combination intends to combat the 
theaters controlled there by the Stoll 
company, and that included in the 
new combination is The London 
Theaters of Variety company which 
operates about sixty houses in the 
leading European countries. It is 


been insisting that the Alhambra 
would not play the melodramatic at¬ 
tractions and the Columbus was also 
out of consideration. The securing of 
the International makes everything 
plain. The other Stair & Havlin house 
will be the Bijou. The Academy will 
play stock. 

Of course Stair & Havlin will have 
the Great Northern and the National, 
but they will play a better class of at¬ 
tractions than the melodramatic cir¬ 
cuit will secure. 

Report has it that Worcester, Mass., 
will be a week stand for melodramas 
next season; that Manchester, N. H., 
will once more be a regular three-night 
stand; that Evansville and Terre 
Haute, Ind., will each be three-night 
stands, and that East St. Louis, Ill., 
will be a half-week stand. If these re¬ 
ports are true there is little to encour¬ 
age melodramatic producers. The 
line-up does not look inviting by any 
means. 


also understood that Rickard, the Aus¬ 
tralian magnate has contributed his 
twenty-five theaters to the pool. 
There will be, by reason of the re¬ 
cent absorption of the Barrassford 
circuit by the London Theaters of 
Varieties company, at least twenty- 
seven weeks in London alone and 
twenty-five weeks in other cities. It 
is claimed that the combination prac¬ 
tically affords about five years’ book¬ 
ing. It is said that the merger en¬ 
tails more than one hundred million 
dollars of capital.—REVELL. 


BUFFALO, June 26.—'Theatrical 
people are much interested in the lat¬ 
est development in the moving pic¬ 
ture field here. Last Sunday a deter¬ 
mined effort was made by the man¬ 
agers of a moving picture show at 257 
Main street to open for business. The 
effort was frustrated by the polite, 
who stationed themselves in front of 
the place and informed all who wished 
to enter that they would be liable to 
arrest , jf they entered the place and 
witnessed a performance. 

The effort to open the theater in 
question is said to be merely another 
attempt on the part of the moving 
picture men to get into the courts so 
they can malje, another legal effort tb 
do business on Sundays. There is 
talk among the moving picture people 
of applying for an injunction to re¬ 
strain the police from interfering with 
them when they try to do business 
Sundays.—McGUIRE. 


HUDSON THEATER WINS 

PRIZE LOVING CUP. 

NEW YORK, July 1.—The Hudson- 
theater has won the loving cup offered 
by the Sanitation Committee of the 
Actors’ Society by a majority of six-- 
teen votes. The cup was offered for 
the theater having the cleanest stage 
and dressing rooms.—REVELL. 


SELLS-FLOTO SHOW 

CUTTING SALARIES. 

The report comes from sources 
which appear to be reliable that the 
Sells-Floto show is cutting salaries. 
The clowns have been quitting, until 
the clowning is now a big joke. Billy. 
Jamison quit because they cut his 
salary, as did Fred Delmont. • The 
salaries of Walter, Geiss and Joe Core 
are also said to have been cut. 


PAT CASEY DIRECTOR 

OF ORPHEUM CIRCUIT. 

NEW YORK, June 30.—Pat Casey 
was elected a director of the Or- 
pheum Circuit at the last meeting of 
the board of directors.—REVELL. 


Myrtle Brown Dead. 

Myrtle L. Brown, pianist, died at 
her home in Boswell, Ind., June 11, 
aged 28 years. 

McCourt Secures Theater. 

NEW YORK, June 30.—Peter Mc¬ 
Court has secured the Auditorium in 
Wichita, Kans. K. & E. will book 
the attractions. This makes good 
their threat not to place any syndicate 
attractions in any theaters controlled 
by the Western Managers’ Associa¬ 
tion, who recently declared for open 
doors.—REVELL. 


S. F. NIXON OUTBID 

IN BIJOU PURCHASE 

Stair and Havlin Have Raised the Ante and Will Likely 
Secure House Sought by K. & E. and Shuberts. 


WORLD WIDE CIRCUIT 
OF VAU DEVIL LE SHOWS 

William Morris Still Reticent but Indications Point to 
Closing of Huge Theater Deal. 


NON-INFLAMMABLE FILM 

IS OFFERED BY LUBIN. 
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 30.— 
S. ILubin is sending announcements 
!%>adcast to the effect that his latest 
'ssue of film subjects is printed upon 
Bin-inflammable stock.—WALTER. 


PITTSBURG, Pa., July 1.—It looks 
now like Stair & Havlin would se¬ 
cure the Bijou. If so the Syndicate 
and the Shuberts were both prema¬ 
ture in their claims. 

It is said the Stair & Havlin peo¬ 
ple will pay $870,000 and with this end 
in view a petition was filed in court 
asking that the Mercantile Trust com¬ 
pany be made executor -instead of 
Mrs. Margaret A.’McNulty. The Or¬ 


phans court was then asked to ratify 
the sale. 

There has been some lively bidding 
for the Bijou since the first announce¬ 
ment of the sale of the property to 
Samuel F. Nixon. Another Eastern 
interest made a tentative offer, but 
the owners stood by their agreement 
with S. F. Nixon until Stair & Hav¬ 
lin made an offer which was much 
(Continued on page 30.) 


A1 Stinson Very Ill. 

A1 Stinson of the team of Stinson 
and Merton, who has been ill some 
time at the Park avenue hospital in 
this city, left for Fair Haven, New 
Jersey, Wednesday night. He has 
lost his sight and his recovery seems 
doubtful. Bill Ward, Della Fox, Ed¬ 
die Leslie and others contributed (o 
a fund to send him east. 


































4 


THE SHOW WORLD 


July 3, 1909.1 


WITH THE CHICAGO THEATRICAL COLONY 


Jack Lodge goes to New York next 

Willis Jackson is at Fox Lake, Wis., 
for his vacation. 

W. B. Patton is at Rochester, N. Y., 
for the summer. 

Sam Burton visited his sister at 
Franklin, Ind., last week. 

Frank Mandeville is musical di¬ 
rector 'at' Sans Souci park. 

William Macauley left Saturday for 
a month’s stay in Wisconsin. 

W. D. Campbell, of Campbell & 
Drew, was in Chicago this week. 

Will Kilroy and Sue Marshall are 
at Granville, Mich, for the h.ot weath- 


25. 

Louise Willis and Ethel West are 
at the Airdome at Athens, Ga., this 
week. 

IJthel Tucker, who had her leg 
broken last November, has about re¬ 
covered. 

“The Traveling Salesman” contin¬ 
ues to do a splendid business at the 
Illinois. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Quigley spent 
last Saturday in Michigan City, Ind., 
making the boat trip. 

The Chicago Opera house is “dark.” 
The engagement of “Keegan’s Pal” 
ended last Sunday night. 

Ralph T. Kettering is back in town, 
having returned from Lake Brady, 
where he had a stock company. 

“Going Some,” now at the Maxine 
Elliott theater in New York, will be 
an early attraction at the Garrick. 

John W. Moore, advance agent for 
“Si Plunkard” last season, arrived in 
Chicago recently from Kansas City. 

Rose Watson, last year with the 
stock company at Peoples’, has signed 
with “Lena Rivers” for next season. 

Fred Julian is back in Chicago from 
Toledo, where he was with Fred Kim¬ 
ball’s Stock company at the Lyceum. 

Ethel Hollingshead passed through 
Chicago last week on her way from 
New York to her home in Wisconsin. 

Edgar Allen Conway has been en¬ 
gaged for Joseph Callahan’s “Satan,” 
which opens in Menasha, Wis., Sun¬ 
day. 

Chic Perkins is in Chicago selecting 
people for “The Little Prospector,” 
in which she will star again the com¬ 
ing season. 

Merle E. Smith has been made busi¬ 
ness manager of the Bush Temple 
during the tenancy of the Herman 
Lieb players. 

Horace Newman left last week for 
Jackson, Mich, where he will spend 
four weeks with relatives before going 
to New York. 

Jack Hoskins opened his “Texas 
Ranger” company under canvas at 
Libertyville, Ill., and is reported to be 
doing a nice business. 

Lew Elliott is managing some mov¬ 
ing picture theaters for W. H. Swan¬ 
son down in the state and is reported 
to be getting along fine. 

Raymond Hitchcock has arrived in 
Chicago and is rehearsing for “King 
Dodo,” which opens at Sans Souci 
park theater next Sunday. 

A1 W. White, who was in advance 
of one of W. F. Mann’s “Tempest and 
Sunshine” companies last season, is 
in Chicago for the summer. 

Rich’d Trevelick, contracting agent 
for the Western Vaudeville Associa¬ 
tion, was in Chicago for a few days 
after a long trip on the road. 

“The Alaskan” will end its summer 
run at the Great Northern this week. 
“The Golden Girl” will also close at 
the Princess on Saturday night. 

Otto Henkel is down in the state 
billing for “The Gentleman from Mis¬ 
sissippi.” He will go as far south as 
Evansville, Ind., before he returns. 

“Erminie” is presented at the Sans 
Souci park theater this week and 


Frank Moulan, Edith Helena and the 
other players are being well received. 

Harry M. Strouse has engaged the 
prettiest crowd of Chotus girls ever 
seen in burlesque and will call “The 
Lady Buccaneers” — the “Girlesque 
Burlesque.” - 

Bailey Koerner, brother of Otto 
Koerner, is talking in ’ front of the 
Wild West show at Luna park, hav¬ 
ing recently clowned with the Parker 
show No. 1. 

Louise Glaum, who is now connect¬ 
ed with Selig’s stock company, signed 
last Saturday for the ingenue role in 
“The House of a ‘Thousand Candles” 
for the coming season. 

Fred P. Belmont, Jean De Caussin 
and Charles Calder, have been engag¬ 
ed by Messrs. Martin and Emery for 
the working staffs of their several en¬ 
terprises for the coming season. 

Charles A.. Sellon, who will have 
“The Cat and the Fiddle” again the 
coming season, - is spending a few 
weeks with John B. Hogan at . Rose- 
land farm, near Lawrence, Mich. 

Richard Carle revived “The Tender¬ 
foot” at the Colonial theater on 
Wednesday night. The theater was 
dark for several days after “The 
Hurdy-Gurdy Girl” was withdrawn. 


he goes to bill the musical .comedy 
company which Powell & Cohn will 
open there next Week. . This is the last 
week of the stay at South Bend. 

Karl McVitty is busily engaged on 
the advertising matter of “The House 
of a Thousand'Candles.” As he will 
travel thirty days in advance 'the work 
is attended to earlier than where rep¬ 
resentatives travel. seven days .ahead. 

Maralynne Fink left Saturday night 
for Fort Wayne, Ind., where she will 
visit relatives for two weeks. She will 
later spend three weeks with friends 
in Detroit before returning to Chicago 
to begin rehearsals for the coming 
season. ’ • 

Thomas Richardson has 1 sighed as 
manager of the No. 2 Flora De Voss 
Cpmpany the coming season. Early 
in the fall he will be in advance of the 
No. 1 show for a couple of weeks be; 
fore assuming the management of the 
second company. 

Julius Buchbinder. is making the 
various towns and cities on the Chi¬ 
cago & Alton in the interests of “The 
Traveling Salesman,” with which-he 
has been connected since its run be¬ 
gan at the Illinois. He will do news¬ 
paper work and billing. He will re¬ 
turn about the middle of next week. 



The reading circle at the “Palace Camp” at Wolf’s Lake* Michigan, is 
shown above. The man behind the pipe is Tom Lockwood, the man behind 
The Snow World is “Doc” Gardner, the man behind The Gale is E. L. 
Rice, and the man behind the whiskers is Harry Farley. 


Fred Smythe, who managed the 
Nelson opera house at Logansport, 
Ind., last season, is in Chicago for 
the summer. He has a position with 
the Messina spectacle at White City. 

“The Alaskan” company has dwin¬ 
dled down during the last two weeks 
of the engagement. There are eight 
less girls and six or eight fewer men 
in the company now than at the start. 

Gilbert Clayton, stage director for 
Montgomery and Stone for three sea¬ 
sons, has been engaged by Messrs. 
Martin and Emery to stage “The Red 
Mill.” Rehearsals will begin August 
1 . 

Zelda Sears’ mother, Mrs. Roxy 
Tyler Paldi, died last Sunday from 
heat prostration. Myrtle Cosgrove 
played Miss Sears’ role in “The Blue 
Mouse” during her absence from the 
cast. 

Sid Pascoe is booking two “Just a 
Woman’s Ways” for the coming sea¬ 
son and will be located here during 
the winter. One company will open 
September 12 and the other Septem¬ 
ber 18. 

When “Parsifal” goes on tour this 
season it will be the fifth that Messrs. 
Martin and Emery have had this at¬ 
traction on the road. During the past 
four years the organization has trav¬ 
eled over 84,000 miles. 

Joe Cohn left at 2:30 last Monday 
morning for Waukesha, Wis., where 


- Girl” and “The Spanish Girl” (rele,a: 
ed July 1), which are put on the mi 1 
f the Phbenix Tilm Cpnipa-i-j,. 

Sidney PascOe is looking after-the ad¬ 
vertising for the Phoenix company. 

“'j'he' Cat and; the- Fiddle”, will opeitj 
August 15 at the National in Chie^grf 
and/will play twenty-five weeks 1 oi 
return dates, W. E.- Gaynor will-ba 
advance representative and Georgy, F| 
Moore advertising- agent. The EW 
more sisters have been re-engaged and 1 
Carltofi Colby will again be musical® 
director. A new. “Mother Goose;® 
number and “My Maid in the Moon,”® 
an electrical novelty, will be introduce 
ed into the spectacle-. 

“The Circus Man,” the play by* 
Eugene Presbrey, based on Holman® 
Day’s stories, will open at McVicker’s® 
theater on August 28. This play will‘|, 
employ thirty-five people in the cast® 
not including Imogene, the elephant® 
and the. parrot Maclyn Arbuckli® 
will play the role of the circus man,*! 
The play is one of fun and human in- [' 
terest with a good strong love story* 
running throughout. Arbuckle will 
have the part of his career in the pro* 
duction, which promises to be oil l 
lavish scale. 

William Anthony McGuire, authojH 
of “The Devil, the Servant and the.I; 
Man,” which is being offered by the'- 
Herman Lieb players at the Bush, 
Temple theater, has a play called 
“The Heights,” which has been ac® 
cepted for Frank Keenan next season® 
He is also author of a new play en¬ 
titled “The Walls of Wall Street,” and 
has a one-act piece in preparation® 
caled “The Absinthe Fiend.” Mr. Me-* 
Guire has retained George S. Cullen,./ 


The Holden Brothers opened an air- 
dome in Chicago last Saturday night 
and offer vaudeville and moving pic¬ 
tures. It is at the baseball grounds 
at Sixty-ninth and Halsted. There is 
a band with the airdome. No mati¬ 
nees are given. Harry and Charlie 
Holden and George Edwards are in 

R. H. Brollier has leased the south¬ 
ern and eastern rights to “A Pair of 
Country Kids” and will open his com¬ 
pany at Linton, Ind., August 28. He 
will have the territory east of the 
Mississippi and south of the Ohio. C. 
Jay Smith will send a company into 
the northeast and may let the rights 
west of the Mississippi to Miller & 

Marion Redlich, leading woman with 
the Herman Lieb players, has been 
engaged by the Shuberts and will next 
season be seen in an important pro¬ 
duction. Miss Redlich has been play¬ 
ing for three years with the Donald 
Robertson players, and in that time 
has been doing some remarkably fine 
work. She has received the highest 
praise from some of the best known 
dramatic reviewers. 

Lincoln J. Carter is introducing the 
same ingenious methods into the mov¬ 
ing picture business that made him 
famous as a showman. He has pro¬ 
duced “A Brave Girl of the Fifteenth 
Floor,” “It Takes Gasoline to Win a 


J. W. WILLIAMS TO HAVE 

NUMBER OF COMPANIES 

FARIBAULT, Minn., July 1 .—M 
new theatrical exchange, which is to, 
be known as the Northwestern Amuse-* 
ment company, has been organize® 
here. The directors ,of the new com-! 
pany are Wm. Kaiser, president; J. W. 
Williams, general manager, and L. H. 
Dibble, secretary and treasurer. A 
suite of offices have been fitted up in" 
the Faribault theater building for th® 
purpose of producing and booking* 
theatrical attractions of all kinds. The 
new firm will put on the road two 
stock companies, six one-nighters and? 
four musical comedies, all of which* 
will be organized and rehearsed her® 
in Faribault. The Williams stock* 
company, one of the Northwestern! 
Amusement company’s attractions, i® 
showing at Rochester, Minn., this,, 
week.—CAMPBELL. 


Tour of Inspection. 

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, June 30.- 
Sam Harris, of Cohan & Harris; Tom 
Love, of the Nixon & Zimmerman* 
combination; Dennis O’Brien, legal, 
adviser, and E. K. Frank, part owneM 
of the Park theater, were in this city* 
last week on a general tour of inspec-f 
tion. 


To Have New Play. 

Adelaide Thurston will have a new 
play next season by Edith Ellis, au¬ 
thor of “Mary Jane’s Pa.” It may be 
called “Mary, Mary Quite Contrary.! 


Tom Phillips Engaged. 
DENVER, Col., July 1.—Tom I.f 
Phillips, formerly in advance of “The 
Spoilers,” has become chief promoter! 
of publicity for Lakeside park. 


“Boy and Girl” Closes. 

“The Boy and the Girl” did not 
meet with much success in New York 
and the company has closed. 
















J-uly 3, 1909. 


THE SHOW WORLD 


5 


ACTORS’ FUND BUREAU 

DOES BIG BUSINESS. 

More Than Fifty Per Cent of the 
"“Membership Already Under Con¬ 
i ' 1 tract for Next Season. 


WILLIAM C. THOMPSON 
DIES VERY SUDDENLY 


MANY BIG DAYS AT 

ENGLISH WHITE CITY. 


Calvin Brown’s Manchester Exposi¬ 
tion a Popular Place for Special 
Contests and Events. 


,,i NEW YORK, June 26.—-Thomas 
McGrath of the Registration Bureau 
of the Actors’ Fund, is highly grati¬ 
fied at the enthusiasm and interest be- 
ipg manifested in the work of the 
bureau by its members and both men 
dnd women of the profession are ap¬ 
preciating the necessity of seeing 
managers in person in order to obtain 
jrork, thus doing away with dramatic 
qgents. In the few months that the 
bureau has been in existence fully fifty 
^Kr cent of the membership has ob¬ 
tained contracts with managers for 
coming season, without the as- 
1 distance of an outside agency. 

VI Seventy-five members have regis¬ 
tered since last week’s report. Fifity- 
/%jiye new annual members have been 
•$dded and the following names added 
to the Life Membership list during 
hie month: John B. Park, Bessie 
Taylor Bennington, Harry H. Camp¬ 
bell, Frank Keenan, James Forbes, 
l^cftman Tharp and William Collier. 

THE MISSES NASH ARE 

RETAINED BY FITCH. 

&EW YORK, June 26.—Both Mary 
aqit Florence Nash, the two talented 
arttj charming daughters of Phil Nash 
orbthe United Booking offices, have 
be[$n retained by Clyde Fitch for im¬ 
portant parts in two of his plays 
scheduled for the fall. Miss Mary 
Nish, the older daughter, is to play a 
part in a comedy-drama, yet un-named, 
which opens in September, while Miss 
Florence has been cast for “The 
: Manicure,” which has its premiere in 
^October. The former was Andrew 
.Mack’s leading lady last season, and 
•{also played a prominent role in Mary 
"Mannering’s “The Truant,” after hav- 
"ing been with Ethel Barrymore for 
three seasons; while Miss Florence 
►has four successive musical comedy 
^successes to her credit, first as the 
''lisping girl in “The Bovs of Company 
f B,” and then in “Hook of Holland,” 
1“The Algerian,” and with De Wolf 
r'Hopper, in the order named. Mr. 
■'Fitch has retained the clever Misses 
-Mash for a number of seasons.—RE- 
I'VELL. 


SPRINGFIELD (MO.) NOTES. 

K SPRINGFIELD, Mo„ June 29.— 
■ ’ Harry Leonard, formerly manager of 
the Diemer theater, has obtained a 
lease on the summer theater owned by 
. the White City management at their 
/ park and opened with his own stock 
“company June 27. The company had 
j» r been on a southern tour for several 
flJ'wee ks. 

..<T’ Doling Park, under the management 
_ of W. H. Jezzard, is furnishing a 
.Wnumber of high class attractions, in¬ 
i'eluding a vaudeville show, motion pic¬ 
ture shows, swimming exhibitions, 
Rshoot the chutes and skating rink. 

* Work is progressing rapidly on the 
JfLanders theater, which is to take the 
It place of the burned Baldwin. The 
stage is to be one of the most up to 
V date in this section of the state. 

B The airdome, Geo. Olendorf man- 
. ager, is having record breaking at- 
R' tendance each evening and only rain 
» keeps the attendance down.—FUSON. 


Turns Down Good Offer. 

WEBSTER CITY, la., June 30.— 
Tessie Davidson, the talented daugh¬ 
ter of Ben Davidson, Sioux City, 
Iowa’s merchant prince, who for sev¬ 
eral years has been completing a 
musical course under the best masters 
in Europe, has turned down an offer 
from Oscar Hammerstein of $500 a 
week on a five-year contract. Miss 

• Davidson is now in Paris. In musical 
and grand opera circles in the French 

• capital, Miss Davidson is conceded to 
have a voice of unusual sweetness, 

i Purity and strength. Artists under 
whom she has studied have predicted 
brilliant future for her, should she 
decide to follow grand opera. As to 

" this, however, the young lady is as yet 

undecided.—TUCKER. 


Well Known Advance Agent Drops Dead from Heart Disease 
at the Office of the Jordan Show Print 


William Cummings Thompson, a 
well known advance agent, dropped 
dead in the office of the Jordan show 
print on June 24. He was 35 years of 
age and is survived by a widow and 
two children, one aged six years and 
the other aged 22 months. Death re¬ 
sulted from heart failure. 

Mr. Thompson had not been well 
for some time and on the day pre¬ 
vious had consulted a physician who 
told him he was in the last stages of 
consumption and advised going to a 



THE LATE WM. C. THOMPSON. 


sanitarium. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson 
came down town with that idea and he 
remained at the show print, where he 
had a desk, while she went out to do 
some shopping which was necessary. 

Thompson was to go to the barber 
shop and later meet his wife at the 
Great Northern hotel. He spoke of 
his illness to those in the office and 


after talking perhaps ten minutes he 
turned pale and remarked that he 
feared he was going to faint. A mo¬ 
ment later he was dead. A post- 
morten examination is said to have 
shown that his death was not due in 
any way to consumption. 

The funeral services were held Jutie 
25 at an undertaking establishment on 
Wabash avenue and although S. S. 
Walters only had about an hour in 
which to notify Thompson’s friends, 
there was a number of them present. 
Dr. William White Wilson, of the 
Chicago branch of the Actor’s Church 
Alliance, conducted the funeral. 
Among those present were: S. S. 
Walters, Harry Sheldon, Oliver Mar- 
tell, C. Jay Smith, Harry Wells, Wil¬ 
liam Milliken, E. E. Meredith, Joseph 
McCutcheon, William Dewitz, Wil¬ 
iam Roberts, Henry Schaerer and 
Charles Fox. 

Thompson first entered the business 
as an actor. In the summer of 1899 
he became agent of the Maxwell stock 
company, which was financed by Fitz 
& Webster. He then entered the em¬ 
ploy of Charles B. Marvin and was 
in advance of “A Wise Member” for 
three seasons. In 1902-3 he was ad¬ 
vance representative of William Owen, 
in 1903-4 he was connected with C. 
Jay Smith in the management of the 
Billy Kersands Minstrels, in 1904-5 he 
was ahead of Rowland & Clifford’s 
“Dora Thorne,” in 1905-6 he was in 
advance of “Quincy Adams Sawyer,” 
in 1906-7 he was ahead of “A Poor 
Relation,” “Monte Cristoe” and “The 
Pit.” He did not work the season of 
1907-8 and last season was representa¬ 
tive of Edwin Balch, the lecturer. 


WHITE RATS’ SCAMPER 
DEVELOPS NEW TALENT 


Team of Haverly and Gaylor Makes Initial Bid for Public 
Favor at Early Morning Feed of the Nibblers 


In the wee small hours of last Sat¬ 
urday morning about two hundred and 
fifty White Rats gathered in a par¬ 
lor of the Sherman House, following 
their eleventh hour convention at the 
Colonial theater and indulged in a 
typical “scamper.” American flags 
were much in evidence as a part of 
the decoration and held equal place 
on the platform with the White Rat’s 
flag, thus giving the organization a 
national flavor. 

Ren Shields was master of cere¬ 
monies and indulged in many witty 
sallies in introducing the voluntary 
talent of the evening, which, for the 
most part, was of a high order of 
merit and altogether the evening, or 
rather, the morning, was most happily 
spent. There was plenty to eat for all 
present and plenty with which to wash 
it down. 

Joe Watson, a singer, was the first 
number on the program; he was fol¬ 
lowed by Jack Irvin in an original 
recitation, “The Kid’s Last Fight,” 
which he called an Al. Wood’s melo¬ 
drama condensed into two and a half 
minutes. The Still City Quartette was 
the third number; Steven Harris fol¬ 
lowed with sleight of hand; Capt. 
Steven Stewart with his steamboat- 
imitations was next; Ben Grinnell, an 
old time actor and recently with the 
vaudeville version of Hotel Laugh- 
land, gave a songologue on Shakes¬ 
peare up to date. Ren Shields then 
announced a five, minutes’ intermission 
in which devotions mi"ht be paid to 
Gambrinus. 


A new team then made its first ap¬ 
pearance before the public and had 
no difficulty in making a most pro¬ 
nounced hit. It was Tom Haverly 
and Bobby Gaylor. Gaylor gave one 
of his characteristic recitations, “Sha- 
mus O’Brien,” after which Haverly 
played a sort of “voice-off-right-stage” 
part which tested Gaylor’s quick wit. 
Junie McCree followed with a song. 
James Callahan indulged in a serious 
talk to the members; Bob Nome, a 
whistler, whistled some and mono- 
logued; Eddie Clark recited an origi¬ 
nal poem; Geo. Whiting sang a dia¬ 
lect song and was encored; Frank 
Hosrarty told stories and Ren Shields 
wound up the program at 4:30 A. M. 
by singing that beautiful balled en¬ 
titled “Harry Tracy,” which, no doubt, 
attracted the attention of every guest 
in the house. 


Conditions in Kentucky. 

LEXINGTON, Ky„ June 28.— 
Money is free in Kentucky this year 
and good crops are brim' the farm¬ 
ers to town. Things never looked 
better. The Majestic theater never 
played to better business; one can 
hardly get standing room at any per¬ 
formance. The Hippodrame is doing 
the same, while the picture men say 
business could not be better. The 
Blue Grass park is having large 
crowds and good weather is helping 
the crops. Circus and tent shows can 
get the money in this state and good 
carnival companies will have no trou¬ 
ble in getting dates—CANDIOTO. 


MANCHESTER, Eng., June 28.— 
Things are happening with rapid se¬ 
quence at the White City. In addition 
to the weekly change of high class 
military brass bands giving their dou¬ 
ble daily concerts, special events are 
of frequent occurrence. The eighty- 
second Annual Summer Flower Show 
of The Royal Botanical Society was 
held, and for three days the most 
beautiful display of flowers ever seen 
in Manchester was enjoyed by huge 
crowds of visitors. 

Saturday the 19, a large number of 
Nonconformist Church choirs, averag-' 
ing forty voices to each choir, com¬ 
peted for prizes offered by Mr. Brown. 

On the 26th, a Pie-eon Flying Con¬ 
test, in which between three and four 
hundred birds were liberated simul¬ 
taneously on the Plaza of the White 
City, and flew to their lofts, all of 
which had to be more than eight miles 
distant. Pigeon raising is an institu¬ 
tion in England and fanciers from 
Land’s End to John O’Groats entered 
their birds for this race. The prizes 
were awarded by takin - into consid¬ 
eration both time and distance, and 
the contest was open to birds of all 
ages and all experiences. 

On the same day the fire chiefs of 
the various departments of the 200 
nearest towns to Manchester wit¬ 
nessed a special performance of 
“Fighting the Flames” and made a 
personal examination of the scaling 
ladders, automatic harness and life¬ 
saving nets, such as are employed in 
America, but are practically unknown 
in Europe. 

On July 21 the Royal Botanical So¬ 
ciety’s Annual Exhibition of Roses 
took place, and over two thousand 
dollars in prizes were awarded to the 
competitors. 

On July 31 a great band contest will 
be held, and some thirty bands from 
various parts of the country will ex¬ 
ploit their talents in playing a test 
piece. These band contests are great 
institutions throughout England and 
are held in various centers during the 
summer. This will be the first day at 
the White City, and as the prizes of¬ 
fered by Mr. Brown are much in ex¬ 
cess of those usually obtaining at such 
places, the interest in the contest is 
extremely keen. 

Mr. Brown is in Nancy, France, at¬ 
tending to his interest there, but is 
expected to return to Manchester 
some time within the next week. 

All the theaters of any quality in 
Manchester have been closed for the 
summer, leaving only variety houses 
and cheap melodramatic places of 
amusement open.—EFFAYESS. 

JOE WINNINGER NOT 

INTERESTED IN SHOW. 

MENOMINEE, Mich, June 28.— 
Joe Winninger has issued a statement 
in which he makes it plain that he is 
not interested in the Bijou stock com¬ 
pany at the theater and further states 
that he has not been interested in it 
for some time. 


To Tour Webster Circuit. 

WEBSTER CITY, la., June 28.— 
The Black Bros., contortionists of this 
city, leave this week for a tour of the 
Webster circuit, whose offices are lo¬ 
cated at Valley City, S. D. They open 
July 3 at Sheldon. They expect be¬ 
fore returning her to cover time ex¬ 
tending from coast to coast. The 
Blacks are headliners in contortion 
work.—TUCKER. 


Airdome at Indianapolis. 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 29 — 
Frank Green, owner of the Airdome 
in Vincennes, Ind., has just completed 
a new airdome here. The name will 
be the “Fountain Sauare Airdome 
Theater.” The seating capacity is 700 
and he will run vaudeville and moving 
pictures. 














6 


THE SHOW WORLD 


July 3, 1909. i 


JAMES O’NEILL QUITS 

AFTER MANY YEARS. 

Has Played the Part of Edmond 
Dantes More Than Six 
Thousand Times. 

ST. LOUIS, June 29.—When the 
curtain at the dramatic theater at 
Delmar Garden rings down on the 
last act of “Monte Cristo” it will also 
ring down for the finish of James 
O’Neill’s active career on the stage. 
The great actor has definitely an¬ 
nounced that after forty-two years of 
strenuous life on the boards that he 
has decided that it is time for him to 
retire to a well-merited rest. O’Neill 
is probably the richest American actor 
and practically owns a small town in 
Connecticut. To this he will retire 
after he has terminated his Delmar 
engagement and he intends to live 
there quietly for the rest of his days. 
On Saturday night he will have played 
the role of Edmond Dantes six thou¬ 
sand two hundred times. This beats 
Jefferson’s record as Rip Van Winkle 
by nearly one thousand.—WEBB. 


O’Neill is Guest of Honor. 

ST. LOUIS, June 27.—After the 
performance of “Virginius” last Satur¬ 
day night at Delmar Garden, James 
O’Neill was a guest of honor at a 
dinner given by John C. Sullivan, di¬ 
rector of the American Sons of Erin. 
James O’Neill is an honorary member 
of this society. During the dinner 
O’Neill discovered a new relative in 
the person of Edward J. O’Neill, a 
member of the St. Louis board of 
education. Among others present at 
the dinner were Col. Martin Collins, 
Dr. F. J. Sullivan and Frank P. Fur¬ 
long. 


BEAUREGARD AND WIFE 

RENOUNCE THE STAGE. 

ST. LOUIS, June 28.—Albert Beau¬ 
regard and his wife, Helen Collier 
Garrick, who have been associated 
with William Collier for the past eight 
years, have definitely announced their 
retirement from the stage. 

Beauregard’s real name is Fink and 
he has been pursuaded to give up his 
stage career at the instigation of his 
father, Charles Fink, who is a wealthy 
retired St. Louis merchant. Charles 
Fink offered his son a mansion in the 
most aristocratic part of St. Louis 
and a handsome competence for life, 
if he on his part would give up acting. 
Beauregard and his wife decided to 
accept the father’s offer and hence¬ 
forth they will be known as Mr and 
Mrs. Albert B. Fink. Miss Garrick is 
a sister of the well known comedian, 
Willie Collier. 


Manager Tippetts had an excep¬ 
tionally strong vaudeville bill for the 
second and last, week of the Police 
Relief Benefit at Forest Park High¬ 
lands, which commenced last Sunday 
Judging from the applause they re¬ 
ceived Bob Adams and Bob Alden 
easily usurped the head-liner’s posi¬ 
tion.. Their act, which consists of 
singing and pianola playing, went with 
a snap frorn start to finish, and the 
finale of their act, when they appear 
as Italian street musicians, was a 
scream. Carter de Haven, with his 
graceful dancing, proved another hit 
of the bill. But it would be hard to 
specialize the acts, as they were all 
good. 


Nat Goodwin arrived in St. Lot 
Saturday last and commenced r 
hearsals on Monday morning for 1 
production of “The Gilded Foo 
which he will produce at the Delm 
Dramatic theater^ commencing ne 
Sunday. Goodwin will stay at t 
Delmar for four weeks, and his oth 
offerings will be “In Missouri,” “I 
American Citizen” and “When V 
Were Twenty-one.” 


Bates and Levy are laying 
Louis, resting for a while af 
ing the Hodgkins vaudevil 
They state that their act is g 
and that they will repeat i 
same time next season. 


PLETHORA OF STARS 

CAP TURE ST. LOUIS 

Amelia Bingham, Fraulein Herelin, Nat Goodwin, James 
O’Neill, Raymond Hitchcock, Wilton Lackaye, 

De Wolf Hopper and More to Come! 



ST. LOUIS, June 30.—Probably the 
most laudable presentation of the 
present week is that of “The Mikado,” 
at the Delmare Op¬ 
eratic theater. Ray- 
Hitchcock fur- 
fun of 
his char- 
Ko- 

)lay this part 
the customary 
all. He man- 
get the full 
of humor 
of it, however, 
easily demon¬ 
claim to 
one of the 
s t musical 
comedians 
age. Many 
of the local papers 
were inclined to roast him on 
the score that he was not Japanesey 
enough. This on the face of it is un¬ 
fair, for one goes to see Hitchcock to 
laugh, and he certainly satisfies one 
along this line. The production is 
proving that Gilbert and Sullivan’s 
operas still hold the foremost place in 
the hearts of playgoers, for the busi¬ 
ness this week is breaking records. 
Anna Tasker Droves to be an almost 
perfect Yum-Yum. The only fault to 
find with an otherwise perfect repre¬ 
sentation of the character is that she 
squirms too much; in fact, at times 
she looks as though she were trying 
to wriggle out of a straight jacket. 
She sings charmingly, however, and 
acts _ very naively. Miss Trasker 
certainly has the local dramatic 
critics on her side, ipr up to 
the present time they have used all 
the laudatory epithets they can on her 
and judging from their write-ups they 
must be searching through Webster 
for more. Dorothy Webb and Carl 
Hadyn also are gaining a great deal 
of favorable comment. 


. .Amelia Bingham began her farewell 
week at the Suburban last , Sunday. 
The attraction was Clyde Fitch’s com¬ 
edy, “The Climbers.” This week 
promises to be a sort of lingering fare¬ 
well, embellished by innumerable bou¬ 
quets and curtain calls. On the open¬ 
ing night she was called before the 
curtain after every act. Her work this 
week is more hrtistic than any she has 
previously done at this theater. She 
exhibited less of those histrionic 
stunts of which she is so fond. Next 


Saturday night she will celebrate her 
one hundred and ninety-ninth per¬ 
formance at the Suburban and this 
event will be celebrated by the dis¬ 
tribution of picture postals of the pop¬ 
ular star. For the first time this sea¬ 
son the stage manager, Gordon Ed¬ 
wards, appeared in the caste, and he 
was enthusiastically welcomed by the 
audience. Miss Bingham sails for 
London July 7. She will make her 
English debut there at the Palace in 
a vaudeville sketch. It will be inter¬ 
esting to note how the English play¬ 
goers take to this star, who is so typ¬ 
ically American. 


James O’Neil, for his farewell pro¬ 
duction at Delmar—for it is probably 
going to be his farewell appearance 
on any stage—has chosen to appear 
in his great role of Edmond Dantes in 
“Monte Cristo.” For the past few 
years O’Neill has tried to get away 
from this play, in fact last year he 
appeared in a similar production writ¬ 
ten by his manager, Mr. Forrest, and 
entitled “The Abbe Boneparte,” but it 
seems that the public are insistent on 
seeing him in his masterpiece, and so 
O’Neill will close his stage career in 
the play in which he made his great 
name. He has appeared in this role 
considerably over six thousand times, 
but he has lost none of his grip on the 
part. He has the same old infectious 
boyish manner in the early parts of 
the play, and is convincingly strong 
and subtle in the later acts. Age has 
treated O’Neill kindly for now, at, the 
end of his active stage career he is just 
as good as when he made a name which 
ranks foremost among histrionic stars. 

Fraulein Lilian Herlein, in “My 

Lady’s Maid,” this week terminates 
the musical comedy venture at the 
West End Heights. Fraulein Herlein 
has been the one bright star out at the 
Heights, and she is closing her en¬ 
gagement as musical comedy prima 
donna in a blaze of glory. She' is so 
far superior to the rest of the_ com¬ 
pany that to mention the show is just 
to mention her name, and one has 
only to read the criticisms of the local 
press to become thoroughly cognizant 
of this fact. Next week the policy of 
the Heights changes from musical 
stock to vaudeville. 

Rex Beach, the well known author, 
passed through St. Louis Monday on 
his way from Hot Springs to Chicago. 


SHUBERTS WILL BUILD 
NEW ST. LOUIS THEATER 

Obtain Down Town Business Building for Twenty-two Years 
and Will Spend $200,000.00 


ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 1.—Jacob J. 
Shubert was in St. Louis Sunday and 
made a tentative agreement with a 
local real estate, firm for a twenty- 
two year lease on a down-town busi¬ 
ness building which he intends to con¬ 
vert into a theater for musical attrac¬ 
tions. Shubert estimated that the 
cost of the necessary alterations 
would entail an expense of about 
$200,000.00. Mr. Shubert was accom¬ 
panied by his iattorney, William Klein. 
Dan Fishell, of the Garrick, who has 
engineered this deal, stated that he 
• could not'disclose the location of this 
new theater beyond the fact that it 
was central and east of Twelfth street. 


In fact Fishell stated that he had an 
option on three different locations and 
he was not absolutely certain which 
one would be chosen. He said that 
the new house was planned to have 
a seating capacity of 2,100, and that 
the deal would probably be closed 
within the next ten days. 

Mr. Shubert definitely stated that 
the Garrick would play their own 
dramatic attractions next season, this 
statement of course puts an end to 
all the vaudeville rumors. 

Mr. Shubert left St. Louis for Uin- 
cinnati bn a tour of inspection v over 
the new Shubert circuit.—Webb. 


JACK T. CROTTY IS 

WRITING NEW SKETCHES, i 

ST. LOUIS, June 29. — Jack J. I 
Crotty, who has been associated with ■ 
Henry Miller for the past five ye^rs, 1 
arrived in St. Louis yesterday. Crotty ] 
has been touring the.south gathering I 
local color for a southern drama which j 
he is engaged in writing. He intends I 
to stay in St. Louis for a couple of 1 
months and frame up some origipalJ 
sketches which he intends to send J 
over the vaudeville circuits next sea- 1 



JACK J. CROTTY. 

The Versatile Young Comedian Who 
Is About to Embark on a Short 
Vaudeville Tour Prior to the Open¬ 
ing of His Regular Season. 


son. He has collected and written 
himself seven short comedy sketches 
which he believes will more than make 
good. He engaged the cast and started 
rehearsals today on his sketch en¬ 
titled, “Anthony and Cleopatra Up-to- 
Date,” which he is confident will prove 
a winner. He intends to stay in the 
city till he has all his playlets going 
and then he will return .to New York, 
where he will appear again pnder the 
management of Henry Miller.— 
WEBB. 


THEATER CANDY MAN 

TAKES HIS OWN LIFE. 

ST. LOUIS, June 28.—Roland F. 
Vogelsang, who had charge of the 
candy privileges at Havlin’s theater, 
and who was employed. in this ca¬ 
pacity by William Garen, the man¬ 
ager, committed suicide at his home 
on South Ranken avenue by drinking 
carbolic acid. He was found by his 
wife, Mamie Vogelsang, lying fully 
dressed on his bed unconscious. She 
immediately summoned Drs. Burke 
and Carruthers, who had him removed 
to the dispensary, but Vogelsang died 
in the ambulance on the way there. 

Those ' who knew Vogelsang well 
can give no reason for his having 
taken his own life. They state that to 
all appearances his domestic life was 
happy and he had no business worries. 
He had been drinking pretty heavily 
for some time previous. 

Vogelsang was about 30 years old 
and had been married 'several years 
but had no children.—WEBB. 


.. Wilton Lackaye started rehearsals 
Monday last for his presentation of 
“The Pit’ at Suburban Garden on Sun¬ 
day next. Lackaye stated that after 
his engagement with the Oppenheim- 
ers had terminated he would rest 
until he started his regular season. 
He said further that his jaunt through 
the east with the Lambs had given 
him all the touring he wanted for 






















July 3, 1909. 


THE SHOW WORLD 


7 


OMAHA NOTES. 

' OMAHA, N'eb., June 29.—Court- 
land Beach has opened after a close 
of four years. Manager Gurley, pf 
the Jewel theater, has the place in 
hand and is renovating quite exten¬ 
sively. A movement is on foot among 
the anti-saloon folks to stop the sale 
of liquor at the Beach after July 
1st, the date of which all Omaha 
thirstoriums lick up at eight o’clock. 
The Beach is on disputed grounds, 
both Iowa and Nebraska claiming it 
as.part of their state. This peculiar 
argument was caused by the fitful 
Missouri river changing its course 
some years ago, and to all appear¬ 
ances leaving Courtland Beach on the 
Nebraska side. The bathing pavilion 
is now open and crowded nights. 

Seymour Lake Park, at pretty Sey¬ 
mour Lake, outside of Omaha, has at 
last" been fitted up for park purpose. 
Many of the Krug Park concessions 
have been moved bodily to this new 
resort. Green’s Band is at the park 
for the summer. Green’s is one of 
the best in this locality. Interurban 
cars reach the new resort from the 
heart of South Omaha. 

Lake Manawa is doing its usual 
summer rush business. The Kursaal 
is v thronged nightly with the hun¬ 
dreds of bathers, there to escape the 
stifling heat of the stuffy city. A 
monster roller rink has been built 
and has already caught on immensely 
with the crowds. 

The Woodward Stock company 
closes this week at the Boyd. A suc¬ 
cessful run was enjoyed. Albert Mor¬ 
rison, leading man, goes to the Col¬ 
lege Theater, Chicago, next season, in 
same capacity. 

Sunday, June 27, was Reunion Day 
of Frank Dudley of the Woodward 
Stock company. His father, brother 
and;wife exchanged greetings after a 
long absence from each other’s com¬ 
pany. The father saw Frank on the 
stage for the first time in five years. 


«'* CANADIAN NOTES. 

Arch McGovern, formerly ahead of 
“When Knigthood Was in Flower,” 
is tfow piloting the Johnson & Burns 
pictures through Northwestern Can- 

A1 Wall, formerly manager of “The 
Yankee Consul,” is now managing 
'The Message from Mars.” 

' Braid Fitzgerald closed in Portage 
ha E’rairie, Man., as agent of “The 
Message from Mars.” 

. Walter McKenzie is ahead of the 
Colonial Musical Comedy Company 
through the provinces of Canada. 
,JBob Simons, formerly with various 
musical shows, is in that section with, 
hr Supposition brigade from Cole 
Brothers’ circus. 


William Henry Sams Weds. 

? ||jFFALO, June 29. — Among the 
l^^fweddings here recently was that 
of Miss Edna Craig Randall, daugh¬ 
ter Jpf Dr. Lillian Craig Randall, of 
Buffalo, who was married to William 
Sams, of London, England, 
last! Sunday, in - Grace Episcopal 
church. The Sunday ceremony was 
made necessary by Mr. Sams’ profes- 
smwl engagement. He came to town 
^^Hy before the wedding and left 
with his bride immediately after the 
ceremony to resume his place with 
^ ouse N ext Door’’ company in 
New York, in which he has a leading 
part and ’ 

GUIRE. 


. stage manager. — Mc- 


Pearl Barton a Hit. 

One of the season’s real finds is 
Miss Pearl Barton, the possessor of a 
soprano voice of remarkable range and 
quality. Miss Barton’s voice has at¬ 
tracted widespread notice and eastern 
managers are making her many flat¬ 
tering offers to appear in musical 
comedy. Miss Barton appeared in 
Chicago in concert work at the Union 
League club and the Del Prado hotel 
recently and made a very favorable 
impression. 


for 

192 


,, T he Three Hilyers are home 
me summer at their cottage at 
‘5th street, Bensonhurst, N. Y. 


A TIMELY TALK ON QUALITY 

By J. J. MURDOCK 


In an experience of many years, 
in many diverse occupations, there 
has always been one great subject for 
observa t i o n 
before me, as 
no doubt, • it 
has been be- 

whether 



I have seen hundreds, yes, thou¬ 
sands of men and women during my 
career, who have attained to an ap¬ 
parently large degree of success by 
a frank ignoring of the quality of the 
materials in which they dealt. 

We are all salesmen. Some. of. us 
sell our' brains, others sell the prod¬ 
ucts of the brains of their fellow 
men. Some of us, through the me¬ 
dium of questionable methods, by 
cheating, by .dishonest representation 
and other criminal methods,—manage 
to make our way through the world 
without having our names placed upon 
the list of suspects in the detective 
bureau or without having the dishonor 
to grace the Rogue’s Gallery with our 
personal likenesses. 

Such men may enjoy many of the 
luxuries of life. They may live in 
ease and comfort. They may travel 
about in expensive equipages and, 
after a time, become so hardened as 
to deceive themselves into the belief 
that they are honorable men. Some 
of them, doubtless, were so hardened 
in the very beginning of their career 
that the addition of an extra hard¬ 
ness is practically imperceptible to 
them. They may have been burdened 
by hereditary impulses and thus have 
been blinded, to the higher realities 
of. life. * In Such instances, such men 
are well worthy of the sincere sym¬ 
pathy of their fellows. 


A Question of Quality. 

But on the other hand, the man 
who should know better but who de¬ 
liberately sets about to obtain profit 
from others without.giving an honest 
return for the money is of a class 
which should be put out of existence 
for the welfare of mankind. 

All business hinges upon a question 
of quality. 

Tlie greatest success,—the success 
which awards a man that most en¬ 
joyable of all luxuries,—a clear con¬ 
science,—is the success which comes 
from the sale of goods at .an equitable 
price—the offering of equal quality 
for equal quantity. 

To bring the topic down from gen¬ 
erally to specific instances—those of 
my readers who have been engaged 
in the motion picture field for a suffi¬ 
cient time, and who have been close 
observers of the methods adopted by 
many of its workers, must acknowl¬ 
edge that one of the greatest detri¬ 
ments to the success of the individual 
as well as the corporation, has been 
an ignoring of the public demand for 
high quality of goods. 

The public presents a consensus of 
the best opinions of its component 
parts. One, Abe Lincoln, by name, 
epitomized this truth in a sentence 
which is destined to live as long as 
the world survives. You cannot fool 
the public all the time. It wants the 
best and if the individual trader would 
succeed for all the time, he must 
give it the best. 

Exchange Has Advantage. 

In the moving picture trade the ex¬ 
changes have an opportunity to treat 
their clients indifferently or to their 


best advantage, just as the exchanges 
may elect. 

In view of the fact that the con¬ 
suming end of the trade—the exhi¬ 
bitors—is constantly increasing, the 
exchange always has the advantage of 
profiting by the ignorance of the new. 
comers and making them believe that 
the public is much like a lot of sheep, 
ready to be led into any well kept 
barn, whether there be good fodder 
there or not. 

It often happens that the exhibitor 
may be led to accept this argument 
as truth. The exhibitor sees before 
him a chance to make considerable 
money at a small outlay, and, oc¬ 
casionally he does so. It may be that 
he is located in an isolated district 
where opposition is unknown and 
where he can really profit by present¬ 
ing shoddy films to his patrons, who 
will not know the difference. But 
the time comes when his bubble of 
success is punctured by the arrival of 
a competitor. How ready indeed is 
the public to accept the newcomer’s 
goods—and, if they are of a higher 
quality, as they are likely to be in 
order to attract patronage from the 
pioneer exhibitor who has been dis¬ 
playing rain-rent films—it becomes 
impossible for the exhibitor, who gave 
them such cheap service, to win them 
back to his fold again. 

Truly the public may be likened to 
a lot of sheep, for like sheep, the pub¬ 
lic quickly knows where it can fihd 
the best and greatest quantity of fod¬ 
der. It, may be mis^d for weeks and 
months and years, but the time must 
come when inferior food will be dis¬ 
placed by some enterprising feeder 
and the sheep will be led into the 
better fold. 

The Counting of Profits. 

In the vernacular of the street, most 
men are anxious for that quality with 
which they can “get by,” because 
most men count their expenditures 
and profits in pennies. They do not 
reason that if a penny may be made 
to earn'one hundred per cent, it is 
equally probable that a dollar may be 
made to make an equal amount, and 
yet the experience of hundreds of suc¬ 
cessful mqn will bear out this fact. 

The secret to great success is qual¬ 
ity. 

Quality of the man, quality of his 
business ability, but, chiefly, the 
quality of the goods he has to offer 
for sale. 

It has been the realization of this 
fact that has prompted the Interna¬ 
tional Company to demand the high¬ 
est quality of goods from its multi¬ 
tude of foreign manufacturers. It has 
been this realization which has caused 
pie to demand quality in our clients. 

It would be an easy matter for our 
company to obtain hundreds of ex¬ 
changes in all parts of the United 
States, if we merely demanded num¬ 
bers rather than quality. But the ex¬ 
change which handles the Interna¬ 
tional, goods must be managed by 
men of quality, men accustomed and 
capable of handling goods- of quality 
and able to obtain clients of quality 
—exhibitors who appreciate the profit 
it means to handle the highest class 
of goods—exhibitors sufficiently famil¬ 
iar with the public’s demand for the 
best that the market affords, to know 
that it would be little less than sui¬ 
cidal to offer anything short of that 
demand. 

Picture Industry Like Others. 

In the picture industry as in any 
other branch of endeavor, the public 
must have the best and the earlier 
exchanges understand this, the sooner 
will they attain to a high position in 
this field. 

It is bad enough for exchanges to 
offer their customer^ Taked films, but 
it is still worse when they attempt 
to palm off such faked goods in the 
same package with the genuine. Are 
they so blind as not to see that they 
must be found out? 

Gentlemen of the moving picture 
trade let your motto be “Quality,” 


now and for all time, and, if you are 
not already aware of the fact, accept 
my word for this, that quality is the 
one great counter in life’s game. 

“Quality”, is the motto of the Inter¬ 
national Company. It shall be the 
motto of its exchanges and exhibitors 
and those, who believe they can adopt 
some other trade mark or introduce 
inferior goods beneath this one, will 
find to their cost, that they have reck¬ 
oned without their host. 



AN ACROBATIC ACT 

FEATURE OF THE BILL. 

Choice Position at American Music 

Hall, Where New Team Pre¬ 
sents “On and Off the Stage.” 

' The American Music Hall has an 
exceptionally well balanced bill this 
week. Every act is interesting and 
the majority of them are worthy of 
particular praise. 

Janies .McDonald and Valarie Hunt¬ 
ington are making their first appear¬ 
ance in Chicago in five years and 
while they open the show, are making 
so good that the handicap is hardly 
noticed. They offer a variety of char¬ 
acter songs and each is so well done 
that few acts of the kind can measure 
up with it. 

Gilbert & Katen pour out a run of 
comedy which is irresistibe and have 
as funny a string of parodies as has 
been heard in a long time. 

Maude Hall and Carleton Macy ap¬ 
pear in “A Timely Awakening” and 
the versatility of the pair is shown. 
The present act is entirely different 
from the one offered last week and 
with the exception of the few mo¬ 
ments when Miss Hall appears in a 
dream to the husband, there is noth¬ 
ing to even remind one of the pre¬ 
vious playlet. Last week Miss Hall 
was a bowery girl. In the dream of 
the husband this week she appears as 
a wife who has her own adventures 
on the quiet and the characters suffi¬ 
ciently resemble to permit of this re¬ 
minder of her work in the previous 
sketch. 

Tudor Cameron and Bonnie Gay¬ 
lord appear in the act, “On and Off 
the Stage,” which Cameron and Flan- 
nigan made famous. The partner in 
the act being a woman does not de¬ 
tract from its amusing qualities. The 
act will rank with the Cameron and 
Flannigan presentation, being neither 
better nor worse. 

Rice and Prevost have the choice 
position on the bill and “Bumpty 
Bumps” deserves such a distinction. 
It is not often that an acrobatic act 
is so featured but the fault lies with 
acrobatic acts for here is one so far 
superior to the general offering that 
the honor is merited. 

Edward Clark and his winning 
widows offer practically the same act 
as last week. To repeat the offering 
is good but not what Mr. Clark is 
capable of. Charles Colby and Lillie 
May in their ventriloquisticfrolic repeat 
their success on former appearances 
here. The American Singing Four 
—Frank Thompson, Raymond Bel¬ 
mont, Edward Mumford and Edward 
Thomas—offer a satisfactory number. 

Raffayette’s marvelous acrobatic 
dogs are a feature which is unusual. 
Raffayette does a head stand on a 
dog’s back, has a canine which is 
trained to climb a ladder and do a back 
somersault to the trainer’s head, and 
a dozen other tricks which are new 
and novel. 

The picture shows the English 
Derby with a particularly good like¬ 
ness of King Edward taking his seat 
in the royal carriage.—E. E. M. 


James B. Gentry will be with Cohan 
& Harris Minstrels the coming sea- 












8 


THE SHOW WORLD 


THEATER MANAGER HAD 

ALL OF SEVENTY CENTS. 

Indication of How Business Is With 
Amusement Enterprises Gained 
by Footpad. 

FARIBAULT, Minn., June 28.—L. 
H. Diddle, manager of the theater, 
was the victim of a hold-up shortly 
after midnight on the night of June 
20. He was returning home from the 
theater and when within a few yards 
of his own door was confronted by a 
short, thick-set man wearing a cap 
pulled far down over his eyes. The 
man happened to be behind a revolver, 
and when he told Mr. Dibble to throw 
up his hands, the hands went up 
promptly. It took only a minute for 
the robber to relieve Mr. Dibble of 
the seventy cents, which was all he 
happened to have, having put all his 
receipts for the evening in his safe 
at the theater. He had no other valu¬ 
ables about his person at the time, so 
the change was the robber’s only re¬ 
ward.—CAMPBELL. 


FARR WILL ESCAPE 

THE LAW’S CLUTCHES. 

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 29. 
—Alan Farr, who, while a member of 
the Willard Mack stock company 
playing at the Bungalow, is said to 
have forged Mack’s name to a check 
on the National Bank of the Republic 
for $25 and passed it upon B. F. Do¬ 
ran of the Kenyon bar, will probably 
escape prosecution upon the charge of 
forgery on two counts, the uttering 
and the passing of a forged instru- 
ment. 

In Judge Lewis’ division of the 
Third district court, Farr was re¬ 
leased on his own recognizance upon 
motion of the district attorney. It is 
understood that Farr has made resti¬ 
tution and that the case against him 
will be dropped. The date of Farr’s 
alleged offense was February 23, last. 


Lets Contract for Theater. 

WEBSTER CITY, la., June 29.— 
E. H. Martin has let the contract for 
the erection of his new moving pic¬ 
ture and vaudeville house in this city. 
It was secured by W. J. Zitterell at a 
few dollars less than $10,000. Work 
on the building has already been be¬ 
gun and it is to be completed by Oct. 
1. The new house will seat 400, will 
have a raised floor and a stage twenty 
feed in width. White enamel brick 
will be used in the construction of the 
block.—TUCKER. 


Osborn Quits Astor Theater. 

NEW YORK, June 28.—Johnny Os¬ 
born has left Wagenhalls & Kemper, 
for whom he has been managing the 
Astor theater. Mr. Osborn has formed 
a combination with E. L. Shea, of the 
E. L. Shea Construction Company, 489 
Fifth avenue, and will be heard from 
in the future in connection with theat¬ 
rical building in this city. 


Another Spelling Reform. 

D-o-g spells “dog,” 

C-a-t spells “cat,” 

But h-a-i-r, 

That spells “rat.” 

—BostonHerald. 


P-i-g spells “pig,” 

B-a-t spells “bat.” 
H-a-y-c-o-c-k— 

That spells “hat.” 

—Houston Post. 

A-p-e spfells “ape,” 

M-a-t spells “mat,” 

And s-h-a-p-e, why 
That spells “slat.” 

—Cleveland Plain Dealer. 

F-i-t spells “fit,” 

V-a-t spells “vat,” 

But p-l-u-m-p. 

That, spells “fat.” 

; —Chicago Tribune. 

M-a-n spells man. 

We cannot spell “factor,” 
But b-r-o-k-e, well 
That spells “actor.” . 

— -Missouri Breeze. 


GLADYS KING FAINTED 
WHEN CASE WAS WON 


Sued for $1,750 and Awarded $400 from R. L. Staley, of 
Transformation Act Fame. 


DENVER, Colo., June 28.—Gladys 
King fainted when the jury gave her 
$400 in her suit against Staley’s Great 
Novelty company. She sued for $1,725 
and recovered $400. When the ver¬ 
dict was rendered she immediately left 
the court room and when she reached 
the entrance to the Tremont hotel 
fainted. She was soon restored. 

R. L. Staley, the defendant, consid¬ 
ers the victory one for the actress 
and thinks that if there was any dis¬ 
appointment over which to faint it 
was on his side. The jury brought in 
a verdict from which there lies no ap¬ 
peal and he will have to pay the sum 
unless he gets a new trial and the 
other jury should find in his favor] 

Miss King sued for $1,725 in the 
county court. A jury in that court, 
under the judge’s instructions, brought 
in a verdict for $150. Staley appealed 


the case to the district court, where 
the verdict for $400 was rendered. The 
supreme court will not take jurisdic¬ 
tion of a case from the district court 
which has been appealed from the 
county court where the verdict is for 
less than $500. Hence Staley proba¬ 
bly will settle the case. 

Miss King claims Staley employed 
her to star in his special transforma¬ 
tion act scene at a salary of $25 a 
week while she worked. While not 
working she was to receive $10 a week 
in America and $7 a week in Europe. 
She never worked, nor went to 
Europe. She sued for the full contract 
but the judges held she was'only en¬ 
titled to recover the $10 a week while 
not working. It was shown that she 
had earned about $100 since the trial 
in the county court, and this was de¬ 
ducted from the county court verdict. 


SHUBERTSIN CONTROL 
OF MO NTRE AL HOUSE 

Independents Win Out in Their Fight with the Syndicate 
for Control of the Princess Theater in Montreal 


MONTREAL, Can., June 28.—The 
fight for the control of the new 
Princess theater is at an end. The 
Klaw & Erlanger forces are defeated, 
and the Shuberts, with their Toronto 
allies, control the house. 

The Princess Theater, Montreal, and 
the Royal Alexandra theater, Toronto, 
are easily the two finest playhouses 
in Canada. A group of Montreal’s 
richest men built the Princess theater 
on the lines followed by Cawthra 
Mulock and his associates in building 
the Royal Alexandra. It w^s mainly 
a matter of civic pride and patriotism 
with the builders of the Royal Alex¬ 
andra in Toronto. They were deter¬ 
mined to give their city a theater as 
good as the best in the world. The 
builders of the Princess theater here 
had the same end in view. The result 
is seen in two theaters that are un¬ 
surpassed by any theater on the con¬ 
tinent. 

Trust Hard Hit. 

The Shuberts are now in control of 
the best theater in Toronto and the 
best theater in Montreal. The nego¬ 
tiations have been in progress for 
months. The deal is now complete. 
“Entertainments, Limited,” of Toron¬ 


to, Lawrence Solman, president, is the 
corporation that has "bought into” 
the company which built the Princess. 
The Toronto company has also leased 
the theater for ten years. 

“Entertainments, Limited,” is the 
legal title of the corporation that 
leased the Royal Alexandra theater in 
Toronto. The president is L. Sol- 
man. The Toronto men of means 
who built the Royal Alexandra are 
also stockholders in “Entertainments, 
Limited.” The Shuberts have large 
stock interests in the company, which 
now controls the foremost theaters in 
Montreal and Toronto, respectively. 

The control of two such theaters as 
the Princess in Montreal and the 
Royal Alexandra in Toronto, give the 
Shuberts a great strategic advantage 
in the fight with the Klaw & Erlanger 
interests. So long as the trust was su¬ 
preme in Canada outside of Toronto 
the Shuberts were at Princess theater 
completes the chain of fine playhouses, 
independent of the trust, that the Shu¬ 
berts now control in all the great 
cities. The Klaw & Erlanger inter¬ 
ests have now to face the fact that the 
two finest theaters in Canada are con¬ 
trolled by their opponents. 


THE MASONIC THEATRE 
CASE SETTLED AT LAST 


Said to Be Likely That the Shuberts Will Have the House 
Next Season—No Appeal Will Be Made 


LOUISVILLE, Ky„ June 29.—With 
the issuance of a writ of restitution 
in favor of the Masonic Grand Lodge 
of Kentucky, in the United States Dis¬ 
trict Court, the celebrated Masonic 
theater case came to a close, and when 
the writ is served on Aaron Weber, 
representing Weber Bros., of Chi¬ 
cago, who have had adverse possession 
for nearly a year, the house will come 
under the control ■ of the Boston 
Amusement Company of Louisville. 

Realizing that all hope of a favor¬ 
able decision' from the United-States 
Circuit Court of Appeals must be 


abandoned, Aaron Weber began mov¬ 
ing his personal effects from the Ma¬ 
sonic theater some time ago, and 
shipped them to Chicago. It had been 
stated frequently by the attorneys for 
Weber Bros, that the case would be 
taken to the Supreme Court in the 
event of an unfavorable decision from 
the Cincinnati court. This plan was 
abandoned, however, when the higher 
court upheld'Judge Evans and refused 
to grant a. rehearing, of the case. 

It, is likely , that the .'Shuberts will 
have the house next season.. .'' L 




BUSINESS DROPS OFF 

AT PICTURE SHOWS. 

— 

Cincinnati Summer Resorts are Com¬ 
plaining of a Backward Season J 
—Little Doing at Chester. j 


CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 30:~The 
Gem is the name of a new theater to 
be opened next Saturday in Walntt^ 
PJills. It will have a seating capacity, 
of three hundred and will be devote® 
exclusively to moving pictures. An¬ 
other new theater opened a week ago 
and is called the Unique. Both thea¬ 
ters are located in the same block. 
The moving picture business hi 
dropped off considerable during t! 
past few weeks in Cincinnati and 
•not up to the usual standard. 

The summer resorts are complain 
ing of a backward season owing to too 


I 

1 


much 

Chester Park, West Virginia, is in¬ 
stalling some new devices for their 
summer resort. A report has it that 


business is dull.—RUNEY. 


WOOD’S ATTRACTIONS 

FOR COMING SEASON. 

Al. H. Wood announces the folios* 
ing attractions for the season of 1909- 
10: “The Girl From Rector’s” (three 
companies); Blanche Walsh in “The 
Test”; a musical comedy now being 
written by Aaron Hoffman, Harry Via 
Tilzer and Vincent Bryan, called 
“Slumming”; “Pierre of the Plains,” in 
which Edgar Selwyn was seen the past 
season; “The Gambler of the West” 
(fourth season); “Convict 999” (third 
season); “On Trial for His Life” (sec 1 
ond season); “The Creole Slave’s Re¬ 
venge” (second season); Harry Fields 
in “Broadwav After Dark,” by Owe® 
Davis; Vivian Precott in “Sal, the Cifr 
cus Gal,” by Owen Davis; “The King 
of Bigamists,” by Theodore Kremer; 
“A Working Man’s Wife,” by Walt® 
Lawrence; “The Jail Bird,” by Owen 
Davis; “Queen of the Secret Seven,, 
by John Oliver; “The Greatest Thief 
in the World,” by John Oliver; “The 
River Pirates,” by Walter Lawrencfe 
and “Chief of the Secret Service,” by 


PENNEY NOW CONTROLS 

THE CURRAN CIRCUIT. 

BOULDER. Colo., June 30—It ^ 
announced after a meeting of the 
stockholders of the Boulder Ooerg 
House Company that on August 1, R- 
P. Penney will sever his connecting 
with the Curran Bill Posting Com¬ 
pany and will take over the exclusive 
control of all the theatrical busing 
now known as the Curran circuit. On 
that date the two departments of the 
Curran business will be separated. Mr. 
Curran will devote his time to outdoor 
advertising, and Mr. Penney will take 
over the management of the theaters 
in northern Colorado in his own inter¬ 
est.—M. H. B. 


“Going Some” to Close. 

NEW YORK, June 26.—Owing® 
the repeated requests by several of the 
principal members of “Going Some 
for four weeks’ vacation during tB. 
heated term, the Messrs. Shubert have 
decided to yield to the wishes of Wa¬ 
ter Jones, Lawrence Wheat, ’ Op 
Waldorp, Murial Starr and others® 
the cast of “Going Some,” who have 
been playing in different companies 
since the first week of last August 
The engagement of “Going Some <■ 
Maxine Elliott’s theater will, there¬ 
fore, be brought to a temporary close 
tonight, reopening again the first week 
in August. 

The Hudson theater, Gaity and JB 
tor. also the Alhambra, are closing ® 
night and will reopen in Augusts 
REVELL. 

--- . ■ 


Aeronaut’s Misfortunes. 

RACINE, Wis., July 1— Profekii 
Graneth, aeronaut, whose homeij 
here, had the misfortune to lose 
balloon by fire on Sunday, June 19i| 
Anderson’s Park, Kenosha, Wis, ■ 
week previous, in making an- ascjjj 
, sion, at Racine,-he fell a distance,! 
forty feet.—PRAMER. 























July, 3, 1909. 


THE SHOW WORLD 


9 


POINTED PERSONALITIES FROM NEW YORK 



Meaty Mention of Players Now in the Public 
Eye or Soon to Be, and Other Pertinent 
Observations on Timely Things 

BY NELLIE REVELL. 


Porter J. White & Company open at 
Fifth avenue. 

Bowman Bros., open July 22, in 
Eddie Leonard’s Minstrels. 

Jennie Jacobs says she wishes we 
could buy sleep in tabloid form. 

Amelia Bingham goes abroad under 
Win, Morris’ management next month. 

Oliver White & Company open on 
the Sullivan-Considine circuit August 

Potter & Hartwell Trio are booked 
over the Orpheum circuit for next 
season. 

Cecils Loftus comes in September 
from England, under Wm. Morris’ 
management. 

Roattina and Stevens opened Mon¬ 
day, June 28, at Athol, Pa., Milford, 
Mass., to follow. 

Dick Daly says that George Wash¬ 
ington is dead and that George Cohan 
has his business. 

Gillette and Hallahan are rehearsing 
a new sketch which they 'will soon 
produce in vaudeville. 

Lillian Maynard, at present in 
yhiideville, is considering a starring 
tour for next season. 

Silvern and Emenie have a twenty- 
four week contract beginning July 26 
booked through the United. 

Jenie Jacobs is buying a home. Jenie 
says it is so far out that the world is 
all nailed up with boards out there. 

Glady Arnold and Edwin Felix are 
presented a new act, “Worth While,” 
in vaudeville, playing United time. 

Mile. Valeska, the dainty singing 
comedienne, in vaudeville, is arrang¬ 
ing time for next season through the 
United. 

Davis and Thorndike are in New 
York resting and buying new ward¬ 
robes, and booking for the coming 
season. 

Frank Keenan started at the Hud¬ 
son theater Monday as general stage 
director for the Henry B. Harris pro¬ 
ductions. 

Dorothy Donnally sailed Saturday, 
June 26, for London, England, to 
spend the summer with Geo. Bernard 
Shaw and family. 

Countess Leontina, The Ideal of 
Paris Operatic International Singers, 
fe appearing in vaudeville in America. 

Eva Tanguay is booked at the Coli¬ 
seum, London, and sails July 14 on 
the same boat with Pat Casey and Mr. 
Beck. 

The Five Mowatts will arrive in this 
country the latter part of next week 
to play Orpheum time, booked by 
Casey. 

Maud Milton, the “Smile Song 
Girl,” is in a new repertoire of origi¬ 
nal songs, words by Edwin Stanley 
and music by Jesse M. Winne. 

Pauline, who has met with consid¬ 
erable success as a singing comedi¬ 
enne in vaudeville, is contemplating 
musical comedy for next season. 

Katherine Cameron is going to for¬ 
sake vaudeville and return to the le¬ 
gitimate. She is slated to play a lead¬ 
ing part in a Broadway production. 
u Ben Cohen, one of the staff of the 
“Chicago Examiner,” was in town on 
his vacation last week, and was a wel¬ 
come visitor at the office of the “Show 
World.” 

Cora Beach Turner & Company will 
appear in the new sensational comedy 
act, “Love by Wireless,’ written from 
Robert W. Chamber’s short story, 
“Sybilla.” 

Hal Godfrey arrived on the Celtic 
Sunday, and opens in Detroit July 26, 
Buffalo and Toronto to follow, after 
which he will tour the Orpheum cir¬ 
cuit. 

Michael Angelo is the new Italian 
song which, when finished, will be the 
feature song of such acts as Bill 
Browning, Sani Doty and Thomas 
Porter Dunn. 

Bob Russell and Ethel Housley, re¬ 
cent imports from England, have just 
finished the Pantages Circuit, and are 
in New York collecting choice assort, 
went of adieus. 

Josh Dreano, King of Fools, and 
Fancy Falls, is in town, has nothing 
booked at present, but hopes .to have 


some booking soon. A1 Southerland 
has taken him up. 

Meta Eyferth Taylor and company, 
who are presenting a comedy dra¬ 
matic sketch entitled “A Smoky Af¬ 
fair,” would consider an offer of bur¬ 
lesque for next season. 


Mabel Gerbeau, formerly musical 
director in the. Orpheum theater, 
Wichita, Kan., is in town spending her 
vacation and looking around for some, 
thing for next season. 

Maybelle Meeker, The Girl from 
Kansas, is more than making good 
as Mile. De Leon, The Human Pin 
Wheels, in “The Midnight Sons,” now 
playing at the Broadway theater. 

Geo. C. Groll, sketch artist for the 
Morgan Lithographing company, was 
in New York last week making 
sketches for plays going out this sea¬ 
son. He returned to Cleveland Satur¬ 
day. 

Edna Williams, one of the principal 
writers on the Stern staff, is enjoying 


a vacation and promises some cork¬ 
ing good songs to her professional 
friends upon her return to business 
July 6th. 

The Divine Mirma, the famous 
Parisenne beauty, with a figure calcu¬ 
lated to eclipse anything ever pre¬ 


sented here, will offer a bathing act 
in the near future, under the manage¬ 
ment of Wm. Morris. 

A brass band will be one of the fea¬ 
tures of Eddie Leonard’s Minstrels. 
The membership will include the Cora 
Bloodgood girls. Nelson-Comiques 
and Geo. Thatcher will also lend lus¬ 
tre to the aggregation. 

Arthur Pryor’s Band closed a suc¬ 
cessful engagement at Willow Grove 
Park, Philadelphia, and goes to As- 
bury Park for an eleven weeks’ en¬ 
gagement. The band has met with 
unusual success this season. 

King & Roltaire, “Rinses of Comedy 
Magic,” are resting in New York af¬ 
ter a long and particularly successful 


“Photo Copyright 1901 by The Tonnele Co., New York.” 

LUCRETIA CAVALERA. 

Miss Lucretia Cavalera is the leading lady for the Ambrosio com¬ 
pany of Italy. Miss Cavalera was last seen in America as a member of 
the company supporting Eleanore Duse, the great Italian actress, who 
produced a number of plays in this country written by the great Italian 
novelist, Gabriel D’Anuncio. Word comes from abroad that Winthrop 
Ames of the “New Theater” is negotiating with Mme. Duse for an 
appearance at the “New Theater” during the coming season. Mme. 
Cavalera, who is a past mistress in the art pantomimic, was induced by 
Mr. Ambrosio to create the part of “Nydia, the blind girl” in Mr. Am- 
brosio’s . great picture, “The Last, Days of Pompeii.” Mme. Cavalera 
became infatuated with the work and has since become a regular member 
of the Ambrosio company. 


season. Mr. King is ver-- -'roud of 
the fact that they are the only comedy 
magic act that do not expose their 
tricks. 

Alice Lloyd will play Young’s Pier. 
Atlantic City, next week, and then sail 
for England, July 14, for a visit, ac¬ 
companied by her daughter Alice, and 
return in August to play in vaudeville, 
under the direction of Pat Casey. 

James T. Leonard and Clara Whit¬ 
ney are playing New England time, 
presenting a delightful comedy skit, 
entitled “Duffy’s Rise,” and are meet¬ 
ing with wonderful success, and their 
prospects are brilliant for a prosper¬ 
ous season. 

The Three Keatons sail for Europe 
Wednesday for an indefinite engage¬ 
ment, booked by Eddie Keller. They 
were offered the Orpheum time just 
previous to their sailing, but could not 
accept because they did not know 
when they would return. 

Katherine Hayes and Sable Johnson 
play Detroit next week, Buffalo and 
Toronto to follow, after which they 
will open immediately on the Or¬ 
pheum circuit, which is their return 
engagement inside of six months since 
their last appearance there. Some 
more Caseyism. 

Harry Long, the well known and 
well liked stage manager of the Bush 
Temple theater, Chicago, is in New 
York, considering a proposition that 
may take him back near his old stamp¬ 
ing ground. This will be welcome 
?j e ^ vs J to ^. r- many friends in the 

Windy City and if it “comes across” 
a glorious thing for the genial Harry. 

The Bellclaire Brothers, well known 
in vaudeville in American, are at the 
Coliseum in London. Cecila Loftus is 
on the same bill with them there. 

Sophie Tucker, with the “Follies , of 
1909,” on the New York Roof, will put 
in a new song by Drislane and Meyer 
next week and many are wondering 
what it is. 

Anthony McGuire, author of the 
“Heights,” in which Frank Keenan is 
to star this season, has been spending 
the summer at Frank Keenan’s coun¬ 
try place, Pine Lodge, Berkshire 
Hills, Mass., where they have been 
working on the new play in which he 
is to open in October. Mr. McGuire 
has gone to Fox River to finish the 
play. He is a Chicago boy, twenty- 
four years old. 

Harres Beresford’s Company is tak¬ 
ing life easy. Jane Ferrell, William 
Lyons and fi. H. Sleight are sumtner- 
ing at Cliff Haven, Lake Champlain.' 
They intend giving a series of per¬ 
formances for the entertainment, and 
incidentally, to benefit financially the 
treasury of the Catholic Summer 
School at that place. Harry Beres- 
ford, who was instrumental in so hap¬ 
pily placing so many of his players, 
will more than likely join them for 
a few special performances at a later 
date. 

“Consul the Monk” could not open 
the American Music Hall this week, 
because when he was signed in Eng¬ 
land he only had one hour to catch 
the train which would take him to the 
boat to bring him to this country, and 
he came practically without baggage. 
His valet, Alfred Darwinskv (note the 
resemblance to Darwin) is very busy 
in replenishing the wardrobe of his 
charge. He tried on several of Paul¬ 
ine’s suits. Young Willlie Morris of¬ 
fered him his. white duck suit but, like 
all other fastidious leading men, he is 
particular about his wardrobe, and 
therefore will not anpear until next 
week, when he will be adequately 
equipped with evening dress, yachting 
costume, business suits, golfing suits, 
and all other accessories necessary to 
a well groomed human being. Eddie 
Pigeon, whose card should read “Pub¬ 
licist, Encomium.Extraordinary, Plen¬ 
ipotentiary,” which, when translated 
would mean, Press Agent, states that 
Mr. Morris also oossesses the stuffed 
body of the original “Consul,” which 
was a brother to this one, and who 
used to tend bar in England; he, how¬ 
ever, only lived one year after he was 
trained. 












10 


THE SHOW WORLD 


PELTON AND SMUTZER SIXTY THREE HOUSES 
REPLY TO SYNDICATE FOR THE INDEPENDENTS 

Assert that They are Getting Shows in Spite of the Fact Bijou, Mozart, Sheedy and Quigley Combine Their Theaters— 
that Klaw & Erlinger Claim to Control the Time All Within 200 Mile Radius. 


Colonel Smutzer of Pelton & Smut- 
zer, of Denver, has replied to the 
Klaw & Erlanger letter printed in 
these columns week before last in 
which the New Yorkers “kidded” the 
Denverites. 

A portion of the letter follows: 

“We want to extend our congratu¬ 
lations to you on the production of 
such an eminent contribution to the¬ 
atrical literature, and further tender 
our sincere appreciation of your effort 
in our behalf, in that you were 
thoughtful enough to have your letter 
published before it reached us. West¬ 
ern journals, as a rule, hold their space 
at a premium, and you are therefore 
to be congratulated again on residing 
in a locality where fine discrimination 
in such matters has become one of 
the lost arts. 

“We note what you say regarding 
your sincere loyalty to Mr. McCourt 
of Denver and Mr. Pyper of Salt Lake, 
who have, indeed, been loyal to your 
interests. Would you consider it out 
of place if we suggested that this 
should be reciprocal on your part? 

“It was kind and lovely in you to 
make that suggestion about double 
doors at Payson. We have taken your 
advice in regard to that town, as well 
as a great many others in which many 
of your attractions play, and we be¬ 
lieve will continue to play irrespective 
of your demand that they do not look 
after their interests, for no man can 
tell what a day will bring forth, and 
where some of the attractions sent 
out by your firm may wander our way 
and double doors may be necessary. 

“We beg to advise you, as well as 
managers, that we are still book- 
all managers, that we are still book¬ 
ing Reno, Phoenix, Bisbee, Prescott, 
Douglas and other good one-night 
stands, and congratulate ourselves that 
we are receiving daily, direct from 
managers and owners of companies, 
requests for routes, as well as the con¬ 
tracts, which leads us to believe that 
at least some of the managers possess 
an independent spirit and don’t take 
seriously, as we do not. your ulti¬ 
matum to book nothing but such at¬ 
tractions that pass through your 
'hands. 

“Again conveying to you expression 
of esteem and regards, we remain. 

“Yours truly, 

“THE DENVER THEATER CO.. 

“By Pelton and Smutzer.” 


Society Officers Installed. 

NEW YORK, June 30.—The instal¬ 
lation of officers of the Actors’ So¬ 
ciety of America took place in the 
rooms of the society tonight at 11 P. 
M. The installation was followed by 
a reception and a collation. 


Out of Bankruptcy. 

Judge Hand in the United States 
District Court in New York granted a 
discharge in bankruptcy to Ned Way- 
burn, theatrical producer, actor and 
sketch author, whose liabilities were 
$38,282. 


THE NEW ROCHELLE LID 

IS DOWN ON THEATERS. 

NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y„ June 27. 
—The New Rochelle police began en¬ 
forcing the blue laws today, raiding 
Loew’s theater in Main street and ar¬ 
resting three of the employes and 
three of the performers. Those ar¬ 
rested, besides the performers, were 
Bert Wilson, manager; William Evers, 
treasurer, and a ffioving picture opera- 

It was announced a few days ago 
that the managers of the theater 
would give Sunday concerts during 
the summer. Chief of Police Tim¬ 
mons notified them that if they at¬ 


tempted to give a concert he would 
raid the place. 

There were about 100 persons in the 
theater this afternoon, and while the 
moving picture show was going on 
the raid came. The prisoners were 
arraigned before Judge Power and re¬ 
leased on $100 bail each, pending their 
trial on Wednesday. 

The lid was put on tight at Rye 
Beach today. Moving picture shows, 
merry-go-rounds and other amuse¬ 
ment places were not allowed to open. 


CUTTER CALLED HOME 

HIS FATHER DYING. 

Cutter, of the Cutter Stock com¬ 
pany, which is appearing at Benton 
Harbor, Mich., was called to Chilli- 
cothe, Ohio, to his father’s sick bed, 
where the latter was reported to be 
dying. Mrs. Hilyard, the character 
woman of the company, is visiting her 
aunt in this city, Mrs. Schaefer, 1417 
Hermitage avenue. Kathryn Stein, 
musical director of the organization, 
is playing her parts with the com¬ 
pany. J. C. Berry, the heavy man of 
the company, will take a run' over to 
Chicago this week. 


Jack Fennessy, manager of the Folly 
theater in Chicago,' accompanied by 
his' wife, is in New York enjoying a 
vacation. 


NEW YORK, June 23.—Much im¬ 
portance is attached to a new deal re¬ 
cently consummated whereby the Bijou 
Circuit Company of seven theaters, 
Mozart circuit of eleven theaters, and 
R. Sheedy of eleven theaters and John 
Quigley, of Boston, who holds book¬ 
ing contracts for thirty-five houses, 
have formed an alliance whereby they 
can provide artists with contracts for 
63 houses, most all of which are week 

They have also taken over the 


“White Rat” charter, called the “In¬ 
dependent Booking Agency,” apd have 
agreed to use the “White Rat” con¬ 
tract exclusively. Each manager 
booking through this organization as 
well as the “White Rats Organiza¬ 
tion,” have secured a bond from the 
Illinois Assurity company as a guar¬ 
antee that each artist holding their 
contract will appear as contracted. 

Should the artist cancel any of the 
engagements, the “White Rats of 
America” have agreed to pay said 
manager the amount of salary the ar¬ 
tist was to have received, besides re¬ 
imbursing him for additional expenses 
which occurred through the disap¬ 
point. They are looking for new of¬ 
fices, and hope to be ready for opera¬ 
tion by July 15th. 

All of the houses are within a ra¬ 


dius of 200 miles and the jumps aver¬ 
age $1.40.—REVELL. I 


Sang for Bristol Folks. 1 

BRISTOL, Tenn., June 28.—Mrs. 
John Fox, Jr., known to the world as 
Mme. Fritzi Scheff, a comic opera star, 
recently returned to New York, with 
her husband, the novelist. While ij ; 
Bristol she gave an impromptu con¬ 
cert in the parlor of the Hamiltfljl 
hotel. The former grand opera singer 
delighted the hearers and received tu|| 
stinted applause. Mr. and Mrs. Fox 
have been spending a few weeks tfl 
the former’s bungalow in the South¬ 
west Virginia mountains, not far from 
Bristol. 


LAEMMLE WILL LOCATE 

FACTORY IN NEW YORK. 

Chicago Film Man About Ready to 

Announce Plans for Manufactory 
European Trip Postponed. 

NEW YORK, June 26.—Carl Laem- 
mle, the meteoric product of the Illi¬ 
nois corn fields, appeared on the 
“Great White Way” today. Mr. Laem- 
mle was moving along at a rate thffi 
would make a shell from a Krupp gun 
turn green with envy. He stopped, 
however, long enough to state his firs 
ture plans, which are, to say the least, 
exceedingly comprehensive and should 
have a great effect on the future fH 
the moving picture movement. He 
said: “In the first place, I have 

opened an office on Broadway 
which I will put Mr. Tom D. Coch* 
rane in charge. For the present M 
my New York interests will be han¬ 
dled from this office. 

“I have been obliged to cancel mp 
European trip on two different occa¬ 
sions, and at the present time cannot 
tell when I will be able to sail. Un¬ 
fortunately, the illness of my little 
daughter makes it necessary for me 
to return to Chicago the latter part of 
the week, but I have hopes of being 
able to return here on Monday of 
Tuesday of next week, when I will at 
once set to work to get matters in® 
shape for the building of my new pic¬ 
ture plant, which I will open in this 
city. At the present time I have se® 
eral real estate brokers scouring thd 
vicinity of New York for a site for? 
factory. 

“This factory I propose to equip 
with all the latest and most improve® 
machinery for the production of mov¬ 
ing pictures. I will have a studio seC| 
ond to none in the world, and when 1 
announce the name of the operator in 
charge, moving picturedom will sit up 
and rub its eyes. 

“I also intend to open a branch « 
my Chicago film service exchange in 
this city, and I shall be prepared to 
furnish the eastern territory with the 
same service that has made the name 
of Laemmle a household word in the 
film business throughout the world.® 
The Music Department. 

“Meantime my music department 
will not be neglected, as I am treat¬ 
ing with some of the best authors aw 
song writers in New York. Sorrythgt 
my time is so vjery limited, but on ml 
return from Chicago I shall be pleased 
to give you all the information in ray 
power, regarding my future move¬ 
ments, and will furnish you with pho¬ 
tographs from the architect’s draw¬ 
ings of my new factory. 

“In conclusion, let me compliment 
you on the success of the Show World, 
whose news and fair treatment I fully 
appreciate.”—REVELL. 

A. Siegfield, manager of the Bijou 
theater, Decatur, Ill., is in New York 
' on business. 



CATHRINE COUNTISS. 

Who recently closed a success spring season in stock at the Majestic theater, 
at Grand Rapids, Mich. 
























July 3, 1909. 


THE SHOW WORLD 


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THE SHOW WORLD 


ROUSING CONVENTION 
HELD BY WH ITE RATS 

Fully One Thousand Enthusiasts Gather to Hear Speakers 
“Roast” Booking Agents and Managers. 


It was a rousing convention that 
was held Friday night, June 25, in 
the Colonial theater, and fully a thou¬ 
sand enthusiasts were present to listen 
to the various speakers. The book¬ 
ing agents came in for a generous 
“roasting.” A local theater, the book¬ 
ing offices and many of the leading 
managers and agents were oratoried 
into an overheated obscurity. 

Junie McCree, vice-president of the 
order, presided and opened the meet¬ 
ing about eleven thirty o’clock. He 
read telegrams of congratulation and 
encouragement from the Society of 
Lyric Artists of Paris, Variety Ar¬ 
tists’ Federation of London, England, 
and many notable individuals, includ¬ 
ing Geo. Felix, Edwin Keough, the 
N. Y. Rats, Fred Niblo (who cabled 
from Gibralter), Geo. Fuller Golden 
(the first “Big Chief” and founder 
of the order) and others. 

Father Shannon was introduced. 
He said in part that the priest and 
actor were closely related, in that 
they were both working together for 
the general good. He mentioned that 
Shakespeare must have been a Catho¬ 
lic in that he was not welcomed in 
any other church. He further stated 
that there were twenty million Catho¬ 
lics ready to back up the actors in 
their demand for right treatment. 

Necessity of Voting. 

Chairman McCree then introduced 
Tim J. Cronin, president of the White 
Rats Political League of America, 
who assured his audience that the 
order would win, by means of the 
1 polls, what it could not win otherwise. 
He said that the league had been 
the means of two thousand, two hun¬ 
dred and forty-five votes at the last 
election. He referred to the ex¬ 
penditure of nearly five thousand dol¬ 
lars by the White Rat lobbyists and 
said that the defeat of the bill cost 
“the other side” fully $25,000. He re¬ 
ferred to the actors as “the bread 
winners” of many families and said 
that what they were fighting for was 
an equitable contract, and that legisla¬ 
tion was the only hope for correc¬ 
tion of alleged existing evils. He 
further said that the League stood 
ready to produce a unit vote for the 
party which would do the right thing 
for the actors. 

Chairman McCree then introduced 
Judge E. F. Dunne with the remark: 
“I will now lead you up the court 
house steps.” 

Judge Dunne resented, in kindly 
tones, the reference of Mr. McCree 
to the fact that he was “the ex¬ 
mayor of Chicago.” He began by 
saying: “I did occupy that position 
for a number of years, but I am now 
earning an honest living.” He sug¬ 
gested the formation of a woman’s 
order similar to that of the White 
Rats and believed that an amalgama¬ 
tion would be profitable. This was 
greeted with great applause. He em¬ 
phasized this belief by stating that 
even the members of the legal profes¬ 
sion found it profitable to form a 
“bar _ association.” He referred to 
the vital necessity of the members of 
the White Rats for keeping their 
routes at a central office where, in 
case of trouble, bonds could be read¬ 
ily arranged. 

O’Brien Introduced. 

Chairman McCree rose to introduce 
Dennis F. O’Brien with the words: 
“In the vernacular of the saloonkeep¬ 
er, I will now lead you from bar to 
bar.” 

Mr. O’Brien, senior counsel of the 
order, made the point that the average 
actor lacked business acumen and that 
the individual had no chance against 
combinations of managers. He be¬ 


lieved that the agency question should 
be regulated by legislation and that 
booking agents should be compelled 
to give a bond to the state, and that 
a new law on the subject was abso- 


havfe leaned up against the bar long 
enough, we will now enter the li¬ 
brary.” He introduced Harry Mount- 
ford as “the encyclopedia of the White 
Rats of America.” 

Mountford Enthusiastic. 

Mr. Mountford was quickly at the 
height of his warm enthusiasm. He 
believed that a certain theater in this 
city might yet be open as a vaude¬ 
ville house, had it employed a few of 
the blacklisted stars of the White 
Rats. He alleged that one of the 
largest booking offices was not run 
by agents, but was a clearing house 
for managers. He read a letter, pur- 


ANN MURDOCK HAS A 
QUICK RISE ON STAGE 



NEW YORK, July 1.—The chroni¬ 
cles of the stage record no more rapid 
rise to fame than the case of Ann 
Murdock, who has just finished her 
first theatrical season. Miss Murdock 
is the daughter of that well known 
and capable actress, Teresa Deagle, 
and J. J. Coleman, a prominent theat¬ 
rical rpanager of the south. 

Miss Murdock has just celebrated her 
eighteenth birthday. Last summer, 
“just for fun,” as she expressed it, she 
called on Henry B. Harris at his of¬ 
fices in the Hudson theater and asked 
for an engagement. She never had 
any training, looking toward a stage 
career, and she was not encouraged by 
her parents to think of it. Impressed 
by her appearance and enthusiasm, 
Mr. Harris engaged her. Early last 
September her parents were surprised 
to learn that she was rehearsing with 
Mr. Edeson’s company. They offered 


no objections, and she opened with 
the company in “The Offenders.” 

The critics and theatergoers won¬ 
dered where she came from and finally 
put her down as an actress from that 
incubating place of. so many good 
players—the West. Three weeks 
later when Mr. Edeson produced “The 
Call of the North,” Miss Murdock was 
given the leading role, and the success 
she made throughout the country was 
sensational. 

She travels under the special care 
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edeson, and 
will be with them again next season, 
playing the ingenue role in “The No¬ 
ble Spaniard.” She is a wonderful 
little being with a mass of conoer- 
hued hair that glows and burns in the 
light and she possesses the finest 
beauty in the. world—the beauty of 
youth, enthusiasm and happiness.— 
REVELL. 


lutely essential. He referred 

new copyright law as a step .- 

right direction and pointed out that 
it required that one copy, whether 
printed or not, must be filed ‘■'~- 


time the manuscript was printed. He 
also spoke of the new penal section 
against piracy which makes anybody 
connected with a theater liable for the 
production of pirated matter, to a jail 
and fine penalty. 

Chairman McCree then observed, 
as Mr. O’Brien took his seat: “We 


the ported to have been written by sev- 
* u ‘ eral well-known vaudeville managers, 
and found it a subject for bitter ridi¬ 
cule. He read another letter, alleged 
to have been signed by an agent, of 
which he said. “The fare to Atlanta is 
$18.30 and yet an Atlanta manager 
was advised to ‘book as many acts as 
he liked and take his choice after the 
acts got there.’ ” He read another 
telegram, purporting to have been sent 
by a well-known agent as follows: 
“Unless you open tonight, you will 
never open in America.” He then 
claimed that a well-known Chicago 


agent was not dealing fair with actor# 
He then took occasion to condemn 
The Show World,—a fact which is 
referred to in another place in this 
issue. He then stated that he had led 
the fight in England against the book- 
ing agencies and had been offere® 
three years’ work by the managers to 
stop his fighting and keep his mouth 
shut. He assured his audience that 
since he had arrived in this country 
two years ago he had become so 
American that he forgot what his 
fathers fought for. 

At the conclusion of the Mountfor® 
address a vote of thanks was taken 
for Mayor Busse for permitting the 
actors the freedom of the city and to 
George Lederer for the use of the 
Colonial theater. The emblem was 
then sung and the crowd departed, 
many of them to the “scamper” at the 
Sherman House. 


ST. LOUIS NOTES. 

De Wolf Hopper, who starts his en¬ 
gagement at the Delmar Operatic 
theater next week, is in town rehears¬ 
ing. When he isn’t rehearsing he is 
out at the ball park “rooting.” It is 
unfortunate that most of the local 
players always seem to follow the ex¬ 
ample set by Casey, he of Hoppe® 
fame, and strike out. 

W. H. Borton, the local secretary of 
the T. M. A., and also one of the dele¬ 
gates to the convention, has at last 
had his hair cut'preparatory to leav-. 
ing for the Minneapolis convention* 
and great excitement prevails. It is 
feared that he will catch cold or else 
fail to be recognized when he gets 
there. His hyacinthine locks have al¬ 
ways been the envy and admiration of 
every melodramatic actor who has 
played St. Louis. Borton used to have 
tone, for he looked like a high class 
French poodle, but now he is disap¬ 
pointing, for he only looks almost 
human. 


NEW YORK NOTES. 

Georg H. Brennan has engaged Jane 
Oaker for the principal female role, 
and Hamilton Revelle for the princi¬ 
pal male role of “The Coast of 
Chance,” by Eugene Presbry, which 
opens next season in New York, f 

Henry B. Harris has engaged Ralph 
Stuart to create one of the principal 
roles in Channing Pollock’s latest 
play, “Such a Little Queen,” which 
opens the season at the Hackett thi| 
ater, August 30. 

Joseph Weber will transfer July 13 
to his theater, the Weber, his pro¬ 
duction of “The Climax,” now being 
presented at Daly’s. It is planned td 
continue the play throughout the sum- 

The Swat Mulligan act reopens at 
the New Brighton theater next week, 
featuring Vina Boulton. The act has 
been rewritten and some new people 
in the cast. 

Spencer Kelly and Marion Wilder 

have a new singing and comedy act 
by Miss Wilder called “Melodies Past 
and Present.” 

Nellie Florede is arranging book¬ 
ing through the United for her return 
to vaudeville. 

Toby Lyons is negotiating with 
Klaw & Erlanger for an important 
role next season. 

The Frey Trio opened at Brighton 
Beach Music Hall this week and 
scored a big hit. 

Johnnie Wiggins, owner of the Tem¬ 
ple theater in Detroit, is in New York 
arranging future, bookings for next 
season. 

Potter Hartwell Trio, who just 

closed with the “Dainty Duchess’^ 
company, open at the Fifth Avenue 
theater Monday. 

Will Humphreys, one of the few 
scholarly leading men, has been suf¬ 
fering from a severe indisposition and 
has only been out for a few days; he 
expects to go into the woods for a 
few weeks before resuming active op 
erations in the profession. 

Paul LaCroix is in town resting, 
having just closed a particularly suc¬ 
cessful season. 













July 3, 1909. 


THE SHOW WORLD 


13 


SHOW WORLD ATTACKED 
BY HARRY MOUNTFORD 


Secretary of Board of Directors of White Rats Condemns 
This Paper for Printing Lobbying Expenses. 


NEW YORK NOTES 

Edmond Breese will retire from the 
“Third Degree,” and Ralph Stuart 
will take his place, the latter part of 
October. 

Frank Keenan sailed Wednesday on 
the Lusitania, to confer with the 
author of “The Noble Spaniard,” and 
the “Earth,” which Mr. Harris is to 
produce over here, this fall. Robert 
Edeson will star in “The Noble Span¬ 
iard,” and Edmond Breese will star 
in “Earth.” 

Eddie De Noyer and Danie Girls, 
“Three Hard to Beat,” are booked 
solid over the Orpheum circuit. This 
act is a novelty in musical comedy, 
offering seven changes of costume, 
and will be one of the big hits of 
next season. 

Marie Fitzgerald, New York’s 
charming lady press representative, 
has written a new play, which she 
“ys Wm. A. Brady has promised to 

oduce. 

James J. Corbett sailed Wednesday 
on the Lusitania, to play five weeks 
in [ vaudeville. 

Burt Williams commences rehears¬ 
als the last week of July, in a new 
play, the title not yet decided, under 
the management of Ray Comstock. 
Mr. Williams reports that Mr. Walk¬ 
er’s condition is on the mend, but his 
recovery is uncertain. 

Henry B. Harris offers the usual 
innual benefit for the Hebrew Infant 
j^sylum at Arverne, Long Island, Sun¬ 
day, July 18, and the talent that has 
been booked to appear is, Henrietta 
Jjrossman, Dustin Farnum, William 
Collier, Andrew Mack, Edmond 
Breese and John Slavin. 

Barney Fagan and Henrietta Byrpn 
open for return date on the Sullivan- 
'Bonsidine circuit in July. 

Recent Bookings, opening on the 
<jfcllivan-Considine circuit, are Erma 
^Brbassney’s Cockatoos, Three Ha¬ 
waiian, Colby and May, Spalding 
and Dupree, Thomas Potter Dunn. 

George A. Bovyer, manager of the 
^Bllivan-Considine, Los Angeles the¬ 
ater, is creating wonderful box office 
fbsults with his good work. Mr. Bo¬ 
vyer is quite a favorite with his the¬ 
ater patrons. 

Murray K. Hill arriv'ed in New York 
after a tour of the Sullivan-Considine 
and Majestic circuit. 

, Chris O. Brown made a record run 
in his automobile last Sunday,. Mr. 
Brown made the trip from Pata- 
’^hogue, Long Island, to New York, 
^■distance of fifty-four miles, in an 
hour. Abie Feinberg is responsible 
for this story. 

The Sullivan-Considine New York 
Office has organized a base ball club, 
of which Chris O. Brown is manager, 
and it is unnecessary to mention that 
allj, communications addressed to him 
aggarding games, etc., will receive 
.prompt attention. 

William Morris’ office and Sullivan- 
flpnsidine New York offices are to 
cross bats at the polo grounds, New 
York, Saturday, July 3. A record 
crowd is expected. If Chris Brown 
pitches and bats out as good as he 
did in Chicago in the game between 
the actors and the agents for the San 
TOrancisco earthquake victims, the 
Morris team will have to cross lots to 
catch up to them. 

Oscar Hammerstein returned from 
.Europe with a new lid, a bundle of 
Jfcntracts, which he refused to show 
or discuss. His manly breast was not 
decorated with the “Legion of Honor,” 
but Herr Oscar modestly admitted the 
soft impeachment that he was to be 
Jtecorated. On the same steamer re¬ 
turned Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mackay. 
Mr. Mackay is one of the managing 
■directors of the Metropolitan, and 
’"aimed that any idea that Mr. Gatti- 
Cazaza had resigned, or intended re- 
^fcning, was news to him. Mrs. 
Mackay, who is a great admirer of the 
Suffragette cause and believes heartily 
•to equal rights, admitted that she had 
only $15,000 worth of “Frocks, frills 
and furbelows” to declare. 


At the convention of the White 
Rats of America, held in the Colonial 
theater, this city, Friday night, June 
25, at which fully one thousand White 
Rats, or their sympathisers, were 
present, Harry Mountford, Secretary 
of the Board of Directors of the or¬ 
ganization, condemned the Show 
World for the article printed in these 
columns last week purporting to tell 
the amount of money expended by the 
organization in Albany, N. Y., to as¬ 
sist in the passage of a bill, which 
was finally vetoed. • 

In the course^ of his rejnarks Mr. 


Mountford made fun of the name of 
Cardoze, which was signed to the 
article, claiming it to be an assumed 
name and that, therefore, the entire 
article was a cowardly and unwar¬ 
ranted attack upon the organization 
and that its attempt to discredit the 
work of the White Rat lobbyists was 
therefore quite plain. 

He stated that whereas The Show 
World had printed that the total ex¬ 
penditure amounted to $11,646.50, it 
was in actuality, nowhere near this 
amount. In this he was correct. 
Frederic T. Cardoze, correspondent of 


this paper at Albany, when queried 
by wire, acknowledged that his figures 
had been incorrect. Cardoze sent in 
his resignation to this- paper, which 
was not accepted and immediately 
penned the following letter to Mount¬ 
ford: 

Cardoze Apologizes. 

“Albany, N. Y., June 28, 1909. 
“Harry Mountford, Esq., 

“Secretary White Rats of America, 
“New York City. 

“My Dear Sir:— 

“The fact having been called to my 
attention that there was an error in 
my report to the Show World as to 
the legal exnenses of the White Rats 
during the recent legislative session, 
I have looked into the matter and find 
that Such is the case. 

I regret very deeply the circum¬ 
stance and beg to assure you that it 
was an unintentional error for which 
I apologize. During your fight, I was 
very close to Assemblyman Voss and 
was heartily in favor of your action 
to better conditions. No one who at¬ 
tended the hearings given your bill 
could doubt the justice of the cause 
you espoused and I am sure that all 
of the press representatives here and 
in fact the members of both the sen¬ 
ate and assembly were your friends. 

It was to show that the White Rats 
had been consistent and active in their 
endeavors that I wrote the story I 
did, relying upon hearsay as to the 
amount expended so that I might file 
the story in time for publication. That 
is how the error occurred. 

In pure justice to yourself and the 
worthy organization you represent, 1 
am writing this letter. I trust that it 
may serve to correct what erroneous 
impression which may have resulted 
in the oversight. 

“Yours very truly, 
“FREDERIC T. CARDOZE.” 


The following facsimile copy of the 
statement of expenses will sliow the 
exact amount expended by the order 
for lobbying. 

During the course of Mr. Mount- 
ford’s attack, one man in the audience 
stood up and shouted: “That paper is 
owned by Kohl and Castle,” which 
piece of news, being news, is deemed 
worthy of recording in this story. 

Further Explanation. 

Mr. Mountford also stated that the 
item crediting Cronin with a large 
expenditure should be weighed with 
the fact that Tim Cronin gave up six¬ 
teen weeks’ work to devote himself to 
the White Rats’ lobbying proposition, 
for which he received only his actual 
expenses of $890. 

He further stated that the item 
which credited him (Mountford) with 
expending $500 should be explained by 
the fact that it was for a trip to Chi¬ 
cago, in which he brought two other 
persons with him. He further stated 
that James C. Sheldon was not the 
promotor of the bill, and that the fee 
of $2,281.20 paid him was for legal 
services. 

“There is no yellow dog fund in 
this organization!” he exclaimed, and 
his. words were received with loud ac- 


Tom Arthur, manager of the the¬ 
ater at Mason City, Iowa, is in Chi¬ 
cago. 

Roger Imhoff is getting his show 
ready for the western wheel the com¬ 
ing season and has engaged the Gar¬ 
den City Trio and Rino & Emerson. 
He will have two acts and an olio. 
The skits will be known as Casey’s 
Excursion and Imhof will, of course, 
.be Casey. 

A peculiar thing occurred, Tuesday 
on the corner of Forty-second street, 
Frank Keenan and James J, Corbett 
met and shook hands. “Well, I must 
tell you good-bye, I leave tomorrow 
for London on the Lusitania.” Mr. 
Kennan says, “All right, Jim, I will 
see you tomorrow.” Jim says, “You 
won’t see me tomorrow, I am leaving 
for England, I tell you.” “I will see 
you at the boat; I am going, too; the 
number of my state room is 64.” After 
Keenan walked away, Corbett looked 
at his room ticket, and noticed it was 
64. You could not separate those 


STATEMENT OF EXPENSES. 

Statement of expenses incurred by the White Rats of America with 
offices at 1553 Broadway, New York City in connection with legislation 
pending before the Legislature of the State of New York during the 
session of 1909, made pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 321 of the 
Laws of 1906. 

1909 To Whom Paid .....Paid for Amount 

April 9 Dennis F. O’Brien.Expenses .$ 

May 27 Dennis F. O’Brien .Expenses . 

April 9 James C. Sheldon ....... Legal Services and expenses 

June 9 James C. Sheldon.Legal Services and expenses, 

March 23 Harry Mountford. ...*.. .Expenses 

March 27 Tim Cronin..Expenses 

March 27 Edwin Keough .Expenses 

April 9 Miss O. H. Nelson._.Expenses 

April 10 Harry Mountford.Expenses 

April 10 Tim Cronin ..Expenses 

April 3 Tim Cronin ..;Expenses 

April 12 Harry Mountford.Expenses 

April 17 Harry Mountford....... Expenses 

April 17 Tim Cronin,.___...Expenses 

K - "" Harry Mountford....... Expenses 

Tim Cronin ...Expenses 

Harry Mountford.Expenses 


April 

April 


April 26 Tim Cronin,.Expenses 


May 

May 

May 

May 

May 

May 

May 

May 

May 

May 

May 


Harry Mountford.Expenses . 

Harry Mountford.Expenses . 

Major Jas. D. Doyle_Expenses 

1 Tim Cronin.Expenses . 

6 Harry Mountford.Expenses . 

8 Tim Cronin.Expenses . 

8 Harry Mountford.Expenses . 

7 Eugene Armstrong.Expenses . 

13 Harry Mountford.Expenses . 

20 Harry Mountford.Expenses . 

29 Odell R. Blair.Legal Expenses . 

29 Tim Cronin.Expenses . 

29 Harry Mountford .Expenses . 


114.75 
62.25 
!,281.20 
300.00 
50.00 
50.00 
2.20 
60.00 
90.00 
20.75 
100.00 
38.00 
50.00 
100.00 
500.00 
54.00 
1.00 
100.00 
100.00 
5.00 
50.00 
20.00 
100.00 
100.00 
25.35 
100.00 
109.25 
5.00 
30.00 
149.00 

Total...$4,844.65 

That each and. every of above payments were made in connection 
with Senate bill No. 1525, entitled “An act to amend the General Busi¬ 
ness Law relative to employment agencies.” 

That the above payments were made to the said Dennis F. O’Brien, 
General Counsel, for. traveling expenses, hotel bills and actual and 
necessary disbursements; that the above payments were made to the 
said James C. Sheldon for services and disbursements as legislative 
counsel; that the above payments were made to said Harry Mountford 
Secretary of the Board of Directors, for traveling expenses, railroad and 
Pullman fares, hotel bills, telegraph and telephone charges, and defray¬ 
ing necessary, actual and legitimate expenses and disbursements of com¬ 
mittees and delegations at hearings; that the payments made to said 
Major James D. Doyle and Edwin Keough, Directors of said organiza¬ 
tion, and to Eugene Armstrong, a member of the order were for travel¬ 
ing expenses and hotel bills; the payment made to said O. H. Nelson 
was for hotel bill; the payment made to said Odell R. Blair was for 
the preparation of an affidavit, and the payments to said Tim Cronin, 
President of the White Rats Political League, were made to reimburse 
him for his expenses, all in connection with such proposed legislation. 

That the said White Rats of America is a corporation organized 
under the laws of this state and the Membership of said organization 
consists of theatrical performers and entertainers. That the said legisla¬ 
tion above referred to sought to regulate and. control the theatrical 
agency business, and was favored by such organization. 

THE WHITE RATS OF AMERICA. 

By Harry Mountford, 

State of New York ) g 

City and County of New York ) 

Secretary, Board of Directors. 

Harry Mountford being duly sworn deposes and says, that he is 
Secretary of the Board of Directors, of the White Rats of America, 
the corporation mentioned and described in the foregoing statement; 
that the foregoing is a true statement of all expenses paid, incurred, 
or promised directly or, indirectly in connection with legislation pending 
at the last previous session of the Legislature of the State. of New York, 
together with the names of the payees, the amount paid to each, to¬ 
gether with the nature,of the Legislation and the interest of said organi¬ 
zation therein. > 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this.day of July, 1909. 













































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SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1909. 


EDITORIAL. 


New York’s New Theaters. 

A visit around the growing metropo¬ 
lis of New York indicates that great 
changes for the coming season are 
under way, particularly in the num¬ 
ber of play houses now being erected. 
The comedy theater at Forty-first and 
Sixth avenue, being erected by Lew 
Fields and the Shuberts, is well under 
way. This may be a case of history 
repeating itself, as in the old days 
when the late lamented Edward Booth 
tried to change the theatrical district, 
he erected the now forgotten Booth’s 
theater at Twenty-third and Sixth 
avenue. Jim Fiske, too,, thought to 
help matters out by the erection of 


the Grand Opera house at Twenty- 
third. and Eighth avenue. In spite of 
the money and enterprise wasted on 
these two at that time “Grand” thea¬ 
ters, the theatrical army still con¬ 
tinued to march up the main thorough¬ 
fare until Forty-second street was 
reached, and there another history 
making epoch was begun, and the tide 
of theatrical district was turned at 
Forty-second and Broadway by that 
colossus, Oscar Hammerstein, who 
started with the Victoria, built the Be- 
lasco, then the Hackett—all this being 
after he had lost the famous Olympia 
(now called the New York theater), 
Criterion theater and New York Roof 
Garden in Longacre Square, and after 
the New York Life Insurance com¬ 
pany had foreclosed on Hammerstein 
for the small change he owed them, 
amounting to about $1,000,000, Ham¬ 
merstein was quickly followed down, 
what is now known as Theater Alley, 
by Reginald De Koven, who built the 
Lyric theater, Klaw & Erlanger, who 
built the New Amsterdam and Liberty. 
The American theater, now called the 
American Music Hall, and occupied 
by William Morris for his vaudeville 
attractions, was already erected on the 
corner of Eighth avenue and Forty- 
second street, but it is possible that 
the Shuberts and Lew Fields will have 
another “Manhattan theater” on their 
hands. Sixth avenue seems to be out 
of the theatrical belt. 

Seventh avenue ground has been 
broken for a new theater on the cor¬ 
ner of Forty-seventh street at the head 
of the Longacre Square by the Colum. 
bia Amusement Company, which is put¬ 
ting up a ten-story office building and 
theater; whether this theater is in¬ 
tended for burlesque or legitimate at¬ 
tractions is to be decided in the fu- 

On the opposite side of the square, 
next to Churchill’s restaurant, across 
the street from the Gaiety theater, 
Charles B. Dillingham is putting up 
another new theater to house his va¬ 
rious enterprises, and when not used 
by him will likely contain Frohman 
attractions. On the corner above, on 
the block running from Forty-seventh 
to Forty-eighth on Broadway, in the 
building now occupied by the Brews¬ 
ter Carriage company, the property 
has been leased by the Shubert in¬ 
terests and there are all kinds of ru¬ 
mors as to just what will be done 
with the property. One of these is to 
the effect that Oscar Hammerstein is 
to erect another opera house on this 
site; another that the Shuberts are 
going to put up an office building and 
theater. At the time of writing, it 
seems probable that this property is 
to be used for theatrical purposes. 
What those purposes are will come 
in the nature of a distinct surprise to 
the various gentlemen who have been 
spending their time giving out sur¬ 
mises. The Show World will, at an 
early date, publish the exact purpose 
which this property is to be used for. 

The New theater is going steadily 
forward and will be opened on time. 
Those in charge of this enterprise are 
not making haste slowly but are doing 
their work thoroughly, and the com¬ 
ing week will find them making an¬ 
nouncements that will be appreciated 
by the theatrical going public of New 
York. 


A Policy Upheld. 

The Root Newspaper Association, 
which now controls upward of twenty 
magazines devoted to various trades, 
has had a convention in this city. 
Most of the executive hours of that 
meeting were devoted to a discussion 
of “trade write-ups.” 

It was shown that the magazines— 
some of them monthly magazines, but 
most of them weekly—were practically 
made up of “free” reading matter for 
their advertisers and that the man 
who accepted an advertisement read 
little more than his own “ad” and the 
write up accompanying it. 

It was argued that in order to ob¬ 
tain the best results for an advertiser, 
the publication must be looked upon 
as a vendor of news in its particular 
field. 

It was pointed out that NEWS was 
the one and only thing which created 
circulation for a paper, whether it be 
classed as a trade or other publication. 

The arguments used by the several 
able speakers of the R. N. A. were by 
no means new to the Show World. 

We have contended for the past 
year or more that what the reader 
wants is NEWS—the truth—and read¬ 
ers must necessarily create demand 
for a paper by reason of its news value 
—and with demand must logically 
come the advertising value. 

We are glad to place our stamp of 
approval upon the work of the R. N. 
A. convention, even though our stamp 
is already well worn in the good work 
which that organization has set out to 
accomplish. 

Advertisers must be educated to the 
fact that an agate line rate will insure 
the best results when left to the judg-' 
ment of the publication which sends 
in the bill. 


Patrick A. Henry, who has been asso¬ 
ciated with The Show World in the 
capacity of circulation manager since 
its inception two years ago, resigned 
his position upon the staff this week. 
He will take a well earned vacation, 
after which he will acept one of a 
number of advantageous offers which 
have been made him for next season. 


OBITUARY. 

Considine—John R. Considine, form¬ 
erly proporietor of the Hotel Metro- 
pole, New York, and well known in 
sporting and theatrical circles, died at 
his New York home June 36 of pleuro¬ 
pneumonia. He had retired from the 
management of the Metropole some 
months ago. He owned certain in¬ 
terests in Dreamland at Coney Island 
at the time of his death. 

Thompson—Wm. C. Thompson. See 
notice in another column of this issue. 

Hamilton — Robert S. Hamilton, 
lessee of the Capital theater and a 
prominent resident of Little Rock, 
Ark., died in Denver last Sunday night 
from tuberculosis, from which he had 
been suffering for some years. He 
had traveled extensively in an en¬ 
deavor to get rid of the disease, in¬ 
cluding Paris, Egypt and other for¬ 
eign places. 


WESTERN ARTISTS IN 
NEW YORK. 

Are cordially invited to make 
our offices, 201-303 Knicker¬ 
bocker Theater building, their 
headquarters while in Greater 
New York. Miss Re veil is in 
charge and will make you wel¬ 
come. 


VAUDEVILLE ROUTES. 

Merritt Sisters—Airdome, Fort 

Wayne, Ind., July 4-10. 

Gilroy, Haynes, Montgomery—Bi¬ 
jou, Sheboygan, Wis., July 5-10. 

Wilbur Mack—Ramona Park, Grand 
Rapids, Mich., July 5-10. 

McLallen-Carson Duo—Grand Fam¬ 
ily, Fargo. N. D., July 5x10. 

Lewis & Harr—Mayflower Grove, 
Plymouth, Mass., June 38-July 3. 

Hebert & Brown—Alameta Park, 
Butler. Pa., June 38-July 3. 


Willis & West—Airdome, Athel 
Ga., June 38-July 3. 

Jack Symonds—Pantages, Spplh 
Wash., July 4-10. 

Kohler & Adams—Kindrome, ' 
ami, Fla., June 38-July 3. 

Lee J. Kellam—Temple, CharitoiS 
Iowa, July 5-10. 

Fox & Evans—Electric Park, Ka* 
sis City, Mo., July 5-10. 

Scott & Davis—Star. Seattle. Wasl 
July 5-10. 

Horace Webb (with Barnum Cir¬ 
cus)—Aberdeen, S. D., July 5; Lin¬ 
coln, Neb., 13. 

James and Lottie Rutherford (with 
Hagenbeck-Wallace circus)—Seattle 
Wash., July 5; Portland, Ore., July 13. 

Tasmanian-Van Diemans (with Goll 
mar Brothers’ circus)—Long Prairif 
Minn., July 5; Hibbing, July 13. • 

Cliff Berzac (with Barnum & Bailey 
circus)—Aberdeen, S. D., July “ 
coin, Neb., July 13. 


MISCELLANEOUS ROUTES.. 

Thompson’s Yankee Doodle Enter: 
tainers—Ontario, Wis., July 8-14; La 
Farge, 15-17; Viola, 19-31. 

Morgan-Pepple Company— HutchiflB 
son, Kan., till July 10. 

Culhane’s Comedians—Poplar Bluffs 
Mo., till July 10. 

Hickman-Bessey Company — Fort 
Worth, Texas., July 5-10. 

The Burgomaster—Dickinson, N. D4 
July 3; Mandan, 5; Bismarck, |; 
Jamestown, 7. 


Benefit for Mrs. Comley. 

Last evening at the New York theaj 


your correspondent attended 
benefit that brought up memories I 
“Auld Lang Syne,” “Home Swei 
Home” and a flood of recollection 
that come to the hearts of all the oH 
timers when they meet on such 
occasion as this. It was a benefit to 
Lizzie Harold, Mrs. W. J. Comley, the 
Evangeline in Edward Evergreen! 
Rice’s production of “Evangeline” in 
’78. Mrs. W. J. Comley, who is the 
Lizzie Harold of those days, is still 
remembered as the prettiest Evange-y 
line in a perfect galaxy of beautiful, 
women. When you stop and look back 
at the names Evangeline will always 
recall, it would seem that this music 
comedy will always mark one of the 
era’s in the amusement field ot 
America. Think of these people and 
then stop and wonder. First and fore-j. 
most, there is Edward E. Rice himself,^ 
still hale and hearty and still showing,' 
the quality that from ’76 on made the 
United States the great nation it is 
today. Nat Goodwin, Stuart Robson,). 
Henry E. Dixey, Richard Golden* 
Harry Hunter, James S. Maffit,* 
George Fortescue, George S. KnighJ 
Dan Sully, Barney Reynolds, Pete 
Daly and a list of celebrities that 
would fill up this paper, have at some 
time played in this greatest of Amen-# 
can musical comedies. 

Though lost to sight, but alway# 
dear to memory, are the names of the 
two men who shuffled off this mortal? 
coil last week: Florrie Sullivan, cousi% 
of Big Tim Sullivan, and John R. ,C°n-» 
sidine, brother of George Considin* 
formerly proprietor of the old Metro# 
pole Hofei, which will always be re-; 
membered by the professionals, who 
formerly lived under the sheltering 
roof of the hotel, always made ■ 
haven of rest by George and Johtt 
Considine. 

Walter Frese, a European bookin® 
agent, is in New York, and in talk-j 
ing to John J. Murdock a few days 
ago, said he was having considerable^ 

1 • ^ ~ J A- T - __L_ i. _ ovcCr 1 


difficulty in getting acts to take over 
there with him, from the fact that 
they all wanted too much money. Ar- 
tists’ salaries were so high that the 
manager or agent could not make any-f 
thing. This is a pretty good joke frothy 
the fact that the gentleman who was 
saying this was the husband of Vesta 
Tilley, who commands . a salary ot 
$3,000 per week over in this country* 

























July 3, 1909. 


THE SHOW WORLD 


15 


SIDE TALKS WITH CIRCUS PEOPLE 


The Difficulties Encountered In Sep¬ 
arating the Truth From the False¬ 
hood in the Reports of Doings 
in the Tented World. 


BY WALLACE PEPPER 


The most difficult and delicate task 
assigned to the circus editor is to de¬ 
termine the measure of truth in the 
reports. which reach Chicago in re¬ 
gard to the doings in the circus world. 
Truth and error, although radically 
different, are not so opposed that they 
may not be mingled together and be¬ 
sides the observations and statements 
of-circus people are largely influenced 
bv & deep-seated prejudice. 

False statements in regard to af¬ 
fairs of the circus world are by no 
means intentional. The general agent 
of One show invariably sees the billing 
matter of the enterprise he represents 
and hardly notices the advertising of 
his rival. In spite of a desire for fair¬ 
ness, he is so prejudiced that he dwells 
in his own mind on the advantages of 
a location his assistants have secured 
and belittles the judgment of the op¬ 
position in giving up a large number 
of tickets or possibly money for a 
dead-wall on the opposite side of the 
thoroughfare. 

The prejudice evidenced on all sides 
results in a defective vision and while 
there is generally found an intention 
to speak the truth, an honest error is 
just as injurious as a premeditated lie. 

The Aim of The Show World. 

The aim of The Show World is to 
speak the truth and to do this it is 
necessary to inquire into the ability 
as well as the integrity of those who 
provide information before a decision 
can be reached regarding its credibil¬ 
ity. 

The Show World prints the news 
the; same week in which the events 
occur, in most instances, and as this 
makes it impossible to verifv all the 
reports which come along the line, it 
will be readily seen that great care is 
necessary to separate the wheat of 
truth from the chaff of error with 
which it is mingled. 

Ih this connection it will be noticed 
thaf The Show World always prints 
a rumor as a rumor. It is often im¬ 
possible to run down a report in the 
short time allotted and in the event of 
a false rumor being printed, succeed¬ 
ing! issues will invariably set the 
reader straight. 

Other amusement journals do not 
attempt to print the circus news until 
weeks after the events happen, ff at 
all, and it is a great compliment to 
The Show World when circus folks 
avree that the reports printed in these 
columns are much more reliable and 
of much greater value than the ac¬ 
counts circulated by other channels. 

Ill is impossible to rate at too high 
a value the circus news printed in The 
Show World. The successes and fail¬ 
ures, the encouragements and disap¬ 
pointments of those prominent in the 
circus world are of the greatest im¬ 
portance to those who gain a liveli¬ 
hood by their connection with tented 
aBrprises and to that great body of 
people who are not at present en¬ 
gaged in that business but whose in¬ 
terest is centered in the doings in 
the‘.white top field. 

Where Publicity Aids. 

As each general agent feels that his 
advance is the most capable handled, 
so does each circus proprietor feel 
that his performance is the most wel¬ 
comed by the public. As each per¬ 
former feels that his tricks are the 
best calculated to awaken enthusiasm, 
so does each biller feel that it is upon 
his Individual efforts that the success 
of the enterprise depends. 

Tp remove this spirit from the cir¬ 
cus world would be to displace the 

a upon which it stands and while 
^_city may in some instances tend 
to_ discourage the beginner, it is cer¬ 
tain in the long run to place ability at 
a Pfomium and rid the circus world 
of that class of men who promise in 
^^Brence to performing and who 
boast instead of billing. 

The perplexity of the circus editor 
hesdn determining correctly among 
ujgywarring probabilities with which 
the reports which reach Chicago are 
laden. Men may consciously or un¬ 


consciously state that which is not 
true regarding their own or opposi¬ 
tion enterprises, but the truth is not 
affected either by their misapprehen¬ 
sion or misstatement. The truth is 
what is sought by The Show World 
and while the communications from 
circus proprietors, general agents, 
raliroad contractors, billers, perform¬ 
ers and ticket sellers are welcomed, it 
is advisable at all times to give the 
whole truth in regard to an episode 
for failure to do so lessens the cre¬ 
dence with which reports from the 
same source are received in the fu¬ 
ture. 

The Rumors Extant. 

The circus world is a hot-bed of ru¬ 
mor. There are so many conflicting 
statements circulated that a journal 
noted for reliability is welcomed, as is 


proven by the prosperity and growth 
of The Show World. 

The other day a railroad contractor 
sought to contract a certain number 
of towns on a line of railway and 
asked the usual question in regard to 
what shows, if any, were soon to be 
on the line. The railroad man re¬ 
plied that there would be no circuses 
on that line unless W. P. Hall opened 
his show on July 15 as was reported. 

The rumor in regard to Mr. Hall’s 
likelihood of putting a show on the 
road was printed in these columns 
several weeks ago. The following 
week a statement from Mr. Hall him¬ 
self was given equal prominence in 
which he emphasized the fact that he 
had show property for sale—a propo¬ 
sition opposed to the organization of 
a circus, even if not a direct state¬ 
ment <jn the matter. 

This must not be taken as a denial 
of the rumor that W. P. Hall will 
start a show. It is very likely that he. 
will do so, either this season or next. 
The report that the show will open 
July 15 is, however, absurd on its face. 

Another rumor, regarding a possi¬ 
ble split in a firm which is the most 
important factor in the circus world, 
was denied by one of the interested 
parties and by the one who is the 


least incline;! to talk his personal af¬ 
fairs or the operations of his firm for 
the fun of seeing a look of astonish¬ 
ment cross the countenance of his 
hearers. 

Rumor after rumor comes from the 
west where an organization which has 
been unsuccessful in the past was ex¬ 
pected to prosper under new manage¬ 
ment. There are reports of discord, 
stories of petty moves made in the 
endeavor to have certain interests 
profit at the expense of others, and 
occasionally a published statement 
borne out by the facts which indicates 
mismanagement in some departments. 

Plans for 1910. 

It is impossible at this time of year 
to forecast the plans of circus people 
for 1910. Many who consider them¬ 
selves in the possession of the most 


reliable inside information, are jump¬ 
ing to conclusions which have no real 
foundation. False premises are cer¬ 
tain to lead to false conclusions and 
that they do so is evident from the 
blunders men are constantly making. 
Those who are interested in the de¬ 
velopments which are astonishing the 
amusement world are advised to read 
these columns carefully. The Show 
World gets as near the truth as it is 
possible to do and those who have 
faith in its prognostications and who 
have confidence in its sources of in¬ 
formation will find themselves the 
best posted in the long run. 

In regard to the outlook for 1910, 
it is reasonable to conclude: 

That the Forepaugh-Sells show will 
take the road. 

That Rhoda Royal will have a 
much larger circus this winter than 
last and that success (which appears 
certain) will likely lead to his invad¬ 
ing the tented field. 

That Walter L. Main and W. P. 
Hall are likely to become prominent 
figures in the active circus world. 

That in the event of the success of 
the Two Bills’ show at Riverview Ex¬ 
position (Chicago) it will lead to cir¬ 
cuses appearing there in the future. 

That an innovation in press work 


devised by Walter K. Hill and im¬ 
proved upon by Louis E. Cooke, will 
probably revolutionize the advance 
work in that department. 

That the disposition among bill¬ 
posters to have anti-bannering laws 
passed will lead to more extensive 
lithographing and to additional news¬ 
paper advertising. 

The various topics discussed by 
showmen have been considered in 
reaching these conclusions. The cir¬ 
cus editor has carefully weighed them, 
measured them, probed them, con¬ 
trasted the arguments advanced with 
the result that it is not believed that 
the array of facts warrant a single 
addition to the above list. As stated 
in the beginning, it is a difficult task 
to eliminate falsehood from truth in 
the circus world and the tact with 
which these matters have been han¬ 
dled is a criterion by which the circus 
department of The Show World must 
be judged. 


GENTRY SHOW WILL 

NOT PLAY CHICAGO. 

Plan of Making a Visit to the Big City 

is Abandoned Although the Route 
Includes a Day at Evanston. 

The Gentry show No. 2 will not 
play Chicago. For a time the idea was 
considered by Lon Williams, the gen¬ 
eral agent, but the route has now been 
definitely arranged and the nearest 
points to the city proper will be a day 
at Evanston and a Sundae at Ham- 

The No. 2 Gentry show was origi¬ 
nally booked to be in New England 
at this time of year, but there was 
some switching done and last week 
was spent in determining just which 
direction it was best to go in search 
of dollars. 

Ed Knupp says that Lon Williams 
is playing Evanston just because it 
will provide a good opportunity for 
Mrs. Scott Brown to give a theater 
party. Mr. Brown juggles with the 
railroading for the tented enterprises. 


GOLLMAR SHOW WILL 

MAKE THE IRON RANGE. 

The Gollmar Brothers will make the 
Iron Range territory, as is shown in 
the routes published in this issue. The 
advance cars have begun the billing 
in some of the towns. That section 
is said to look very good and the 
show is expected to have a big busi— 


CAMPBELL BROTHERS 

HAVE SWITCHED ROUTE. 

The Campbell Brothers will come 
back into North Dakota instead of 
making Butte and Spokane, as was 
originally intended. Frank Macin¬ 
tosh, formerly press agent back with 
the show, is now general agent of that 
circus. 


Wallace Show Liked. 

BUTTE, Mont., June 29. — The 
Hagenbeck - Wallace show exhibited 
here June 24 to good business, con¬ 
sidering the counter attraction of the 
Parker Carnival company (H. S. Ty¬ 
ler, lessee). The local press unani- 
bously voted it the cleanest, most 
novel, smoothest running and alto¬ 
gether niftiest circus that has ever 
visited Butte. The trained animals 
was the best feature. Carnival week 
ended Saturday and the Parker show 
played to capacity during the state 
Eagles’ convention.—BILLINGS. 


Sues Buchanan Circus. 

WEBSTER CITY, la., June 28.— 
William Jennings, a hotel proprietor 
of Dell Rapids, la., has brought suit 
against the Yankee-Robinson circus 
proprietors, claiming thev “gvpped” 
him out of board and lodging bills 
amounting to $33.16. J. Broderick and 
Edwin Carlberg, two discharged em¬ 
ployees, have also brought suit, claim¬ 
ing $74 each.—TUCKER. 














16 


THE SHOW WORLD 


July 3, 1909. 


ABOUT PEOPLE OF THE CIRCUS WORLD 


Princess Wenona has closed with 
the 101 Ranch. 

John Winn has closed with the 
Sells-Floto show. 

Frank Smith joined the Norris & 
Rowe show last week. 

Agnes Darling is now with the side 
show of Norris & Rowe. 

Archie Webb is director of the 
Yankee Robinson band. 

Thomas Le Roy has closed with the 
Howe’s Great London shows. 

Fred A. Morgan, assistant to Fred 
Gollmar, was in Chicago last Monday. 

Harry B. Potter, of the Cole Broth¬ 
ers’ show, was in Chicago Wednes¬ 
day. 

Harry Ferguson joined the Norris 
& Rowe show as twenty-four hour 

“Texas Bob” Younger is in charge 
of the arena with the Cherokee Ed 
show. 

Mike Rooney, who attempted sui¬ 
cide aS told'in these columns, is re¬ 
covering. 

Capt. Stanley Lewis is appearing at 
the Airdome at Grand Rapids, Mich., 
this week. 

George Fisher is doing the twenty- 
four-hour work with the John Robin¬ 
son show. 

Fred Kramer is with the commis¬ 
sary department of the Barnum and 
Bailey show. 

Ed C. Warner, railroad contractor 
for the Sells-Floto show, was in Chi¬ 
cago this week. 

Fred Gollmar, general agent of the 
Gollmar Brothers’ show, was in Chi¬ 
cago this week. 

J. P. Fagan, railroad contractor of 
the Hagenbeck-Wallace show, was in 
Chicago this- week. 

W. O. Tarkington, general agent of 
the Yankee Robinson show, was in 
Chicago this week. 

Mike Nagle, advertising agent of 
the Barnum & Bailey circus, was in 
Chicago Wednesday. 

A1 W. Martin, who is with Norris 
& Rowe, visited the Yankee Robin¬ 
son show at Detroit, Minn. 

A1 G. Barnes will have a new caliope 
with his wild animal show in a few 
days. It will have an 800-gallon water 
tank. 

H. C. Wright, who had a conces¬ 
sion at Riverview, left the park and 
went to Terre Haute, Ind., to promote 

Frank H. Kelley died at Wichita 
Falls, Texas, June 18. He was en¬ 
gaged in showing a gorilla at the time 
of his death. 

Warren Travis remains the star act 
with the John Robinson show and 
he permits an auto to run over him 
in the concert. 

Walter K. Hill, having closed up 
his press contracting in Chicago, left 
the city Wednesday with the No. 1 
car of the Two Bill show. 

John Lolo, who was in the sawdust 
ring for 55 years before he retired, 
saw the Gentry show at Cincinnati 
and enjoyed it very much. 

J. A. Aalberg, checker-up with the 
Cole Brothers’ show, was in Chicago 
Tuesday night in consultation with 
Ed C. Knupp, the general agent. 

I. N. Bullington, formerly assistant 
agent of the Gentry show, is now liv¬ 
ing in Chicago, having closed with 
that enterprise some time ago. 

W. E. Franklin, general manager of 
the Sells-Floto show, will pay a visit 
to Chicago and his home at Valpa¬ 
raiso, Ind., within a week or so. 

R. M. Harvey, general agent of the 
Hagenbeck-Wallace shows, is making 
his temporary headquarters at the 
Hotel Stevens at Seattle, Wash. 

Frank Kindler, representative of 
this paper at St. Cloud, Minn., was 
one of a large party from that place 
who saw the Barnum show at Little 
Falls. 

Walter Murphy did not get to Cin¬ 
cinnati for the funeral of his wife. He 
did not receive notification of her 
death until three days after it oc- 

Herbert S. Maddy is now in charge 
of the general offices of the Rhoda 


Royal circus, which are in Chicago. 
He will be in this city the rest of the 
summer. 

Beverly White, press agent of the 
No. 1 Gentry show, was in Chicago 
Monday night and Tuesday morning. 


Visited Wallace Show. 

BUTTE, Mont., June 28.—Al. G. 
Barnes and James A. Morrow, of the 
Barnes wild animal show, visited the 
Hagenbeck-Wallace show last Thurs¬ 
day and made arrangements to meet 
B. E. Wallace at Peru, Ind., this fall 
and purchase some cages, dens and 


He has been doing some wonderful 
press work this season. 

C. C. Wilson went to St. Louis this 
week to attend the sale of the Rice 
Brother’s stuff. It was reported that 
the Ringling Brothers meant to re- 


the best months of a circus season. 
If they should prove anything like as 
good as June the chances are that the 
circus profits will be the largest in 
year*. 


plevin the elephants and baggage 
wagons sold to the show. 

W. E. Fuller has his orchestra ft' 
Ravinia park in Chicago, where it has 
proved a big success. The orchestra 
plays there three and a half weeks and 
then goes to Sans Souci. 

Walter L. Main is reported to hare 
discussed a big tented enterprise f® 
next season with several men who 
may be associated with him in the 
event of the show being started. 9 

Ned Alvord was interviewed m 
Walla Walla and stated that Butte, 
Mont., was the best billed town he 
ever saw. He said there was not 
room left enough for a postage stamp. 

Fred Bates, manager of the No.f 
car of the Cole Brothers’ show, spent 
Sunday in Chicago with his wife. The 
boys on the car had a few hours in 
town Saturday night. Mr. Bates re¬ 
joined the car Sunday night at Morris, 

Percy Hill, formerly identified with 
circuses, and now advance representa¬ 
tive of “The Burgomaster,” was in 
Chicago this week and got a glimpse 
of “The Alaskan” at the Great North¬ 
ern. Hill has had a 47 weeks’ season 
in advance of “The Burgomaster” a® 
the show will remain on the road all 
summer. 

James Downs is handling the Cole 
Brothers’ show during the illness of 
his father and his ability is being 
widely commented upon by those who 
are in a position to know what is go¬ 
ing on. He is a very young man out 
has gathered the successful methtai 
from his father and has more than 
made good when his lack of ability 
might have meant much to the show. 

Johnny Hilton, who was with tie 
Ringling and John Robinson shows, 
earlier in the season, is now with t|e 
Kline shows. He is said to have se¬ 
cured the sandwich privilege with 
Ringling’s for $5 a day, but when fe 
began ordering as many as a thousand 
buns a day the man in charge of such 
concessions thought he had struck 
a bad bargain and wanted $15 a day. 
Hilton could not see paying that 
sum. 


RECKLESS BARNEY WEDS 
AT AL FRESCO PARR 


Young Chief Sitting Bull Gave Away 
the Bride and Attendants Were 
All on Horseback. 


PEORIA, Ill., July 1.—On June 81, 
in the arena of Lone Bill’s Wild West 
and Indian Congress, the noted cow¬ 
boy who took the second prize at the 
bucking horse contest in Denver, 
Reckless Barney, was married. # 
Sadie De Bault of Peoria. There 
were over 15,000 people to see the 
marriage, which was the first time i« 
the history of the amusement world 
that an Indian (the young Chief Sit¬ 
ting Bull) gave away the bride in all 
the pomp and ceremony usual to the 
red sons .of the forest. Bride and 
groom, as well as the officiating mag¬ 
istrate, Judge Fox, rode white Arabian 
horses, while Mountain Lilly, Prairie 
Rose, Montana Nellie and Twinkling 
Feet were the bridesmaids. Rnsty 
Wright, ring bearer; Lone Bill, best 
man; Slim Allen, Joe Smith, Dakota 
Max, Texas, Skinny, Rattlesnake W 
and Jim Dawson were all mounted 
on coal black steeds, while all wore 
bride’s roses. Immediately after the 
marriage ceremony was performed the 
managers of Al Fresco park gave 
them a grand reception at the cafe. 
Professor Quaglio’s cowboy band rejt 
dered dreamy waltz music and the 
boys and girls, with 200 friends, 
whom they had made since their stay 
at Al Fresco, danced and were merU 
until the wee hours of the morn, if 
is claimed by the spectators, that “ 
was the most gorgeous wedding that 
has ever been seen in the United 
States.—ZAPATARAS. 

(Additional Circus News on page 81.) 


WHERE TO ADDRESS YOUR 
CIRCUS FRIENDS 

Below will be found the routes of the leading tent shows, compiled 
independently of the management: 

Barnum & Bailey—Fargo, N. D., July 3; Aberdeen, S. D., 5; Water- 
town, 6; Huron, 7; Sioux Falls, 8; Sheldon, Iowa, 9; Sioux City, 10; 
Lincoln, Neb., 12; Omaha, 13; Atlantic, Iowa, 14; Des Moines, 15; Boone, 
16; Marshalltown, 17. 

Buffalo Bill-Pawnee Bill—-Chatham, Ont., July 3; Detroit, Mich., 5; 
Toledo, Ohio, 6; Fort Wayne, 7; Warsaw, Ind., 8; Valparaiso, 9; Chi¬ 
cago (South Side), 10-13; Riverview, 14-18; Kenosha, Wis., 19. 

Campbell Brothers—Calgary, Can., July 3; High River, 5. 

Cole Brothers—Three Rivers, Mich., July 3; Morris, Ill., 5; Geneseo, 
6; Iowa City, Iowa, 7; Vinton, 8; Northwood, Minn., 9; Owatonna, 10; 
Northfield, 12. 

Dode Fisk—Emmetsburg, Iowa, July 3; Algona, 5; Britt, 6; Nora 
Springs, 7; Charles City, 8; Hawkeye, 9; Strawberry Point, 10. 

Gentry No. 1—Plymouth, Ind., July 3; Hammond, 4; Joliet, Ill., 5; 
Waukegan, 6; Waukesha, Wis., 7; Port Washington, 8; Sheboygan, 9; 
New London, 10. 

Gentry No. 2—Bozeman, Mont., July 3; Anaconda, 4; Butte, 5-6; 
Deer Lodge, 7; Helena, 8; Phillipsburg, 9; Hamilton, 10; Missoula, 12; 
Wallace, Idaho (afternoon only), 13; Sand Point, 14; Couer de Alene, 15. 

Gollmar' Brothers—Wadena, Minn., July 3; Long Prairie, 5; Will- 
mar, 6; Benson, 7; Litchfield, 8; Cambridge, 9; Clowuet, 10; Hibbing, 12; 
Eveleth, 13; Virginia, 14; Coleraine, 15; Superior, Wis., 16; Spooner, 17. 

Hagenbeck-Wallace—Ellensburg, Wash., July 3; Seattle, 5-6; Ta¬ 
coma, 7; Olympia, 8; Chehalis, 9; Aberdeen, 10; Portland, Ore., 12-13; 
The Dalles, 14; Walla Walla, Wash., 15; Pendleton, Ore., 16; La Grande, 
17; Baker City, 19; Salt Lake City, 26. 

Mighty Haag—St. Albans, W. Va., July 3. 

Howe Great London—Mercer, Pa., July 3; Oil City, 5; Tionesta, 6; 
Sheffield, 7. 

101 Ranch—New Haven, Conn., July 3; Bridgeport, 5; Ansonia, 6; 
Waterbury, 7; Torrington, 8; New Britain, 9; Hartford, 10b Meriden, 12; 
Middletown, 13; Stamford, 14; Port Chester, N. Y., 15; New Rochelle, 
16; White Plains, 17. 

Mackay’s European—Detroit, Mich., June 29-July 3; Kalamazoo, 

5-6. 

Norris & Rowe—River Falls, Wis., July 3; Augusta, 5; Marshfield, 
6; Clintonville, 7; Oconto, 8; Hermanville, 9; Manistique, 10. 

Ringling Brothers—Erie, Pa., July 3; New Brighton. 5; Akron, Ohio, 
7; Wooster, 8; Tiffin, 9; Kokomo, Ind., 12; Hoopston, Ill., 13. 

Frank A. Robbins—Fort Fairfield, Main, July 3; Caribou, 5; Van 
Buren, 6. 

John Robinson—Bucyrus, Ohio, July 5; Bellevue, 6; Norwalk, 7; 
Elyria, 8. 

Yankee Robinson—Rolla, N. D., July 3; Leeds, 5; Westhope, 6; 
Towner, 7: Granville, 8; Minot, 9. 

Sells-Floto—Twin Falls, Idaho, July 3; Salt Lake City, Utah, 5; 
Ogden, 6; Logan, 7; Blackfoot, 9; Dillon, Mont., 9; Anaconda, 10; Butte, 
12; Bozeman, 13; Livingstone, 14; Billings, 15. 

OTHER TENTED ENTERPRISES. 

Lambrigger Wild Animal Show—Jackson, Mich., July 5-10. 

United Carnival Company—Red Wing, Minn., July 5-10. 

Famous Robinson Show—Massillon, Ohio, July 5-10; Ashland, 15-17; 
Norwalk, 19-24. 

- Parker Shows—Sweet Grass, Mont., July 5-10. 

D. W. Robertson Carnival—Plainfield, N. J., July 5-10; Greenwich, 
Conn., 12-17; Ossining, N. Y., 19-24. 

Al G. Barnes Wild Animal Show—Calgary, Can., July 5-10; Leth¬ 
bridge, 12-17. 

Great Griffith Show—Elgin, Ill., July 5-10. 

Honest Bill’s Show—Wilcox, Neb., July 3; Atlanta, 5; Oxford, 6; 
Edison, 7; Arapahoe, 8; Hollbroke, 9; Cambridge, 10; Hampton, 12; 
Aurora, 13; Giltner, 14; Doniphan, 15; Prosser, 16; Juanita, 17. 
Cosmopolitan Shows—Manitowoc, Wis., July 5-10. 

American Carnival Company—Madison, Ind., July 5-10. 

Westcott’s United Shows—Paola, Kas., July 5. 

Wheeler’s New Model Shows—Skohega, Maine, July 5. 

Barlcoot Carnival Company—Huntington, W. Va., July 5-10. 

Brown’s United Shows—Anadarko, Okla., July 5-10. 

Cash & Hines—Tyler, Minn., July 5-7. 

Ferari’s Exposition—-Burlington, Vt., July 5-10. 

Lachman Shows—Horton, Kas., July 5-10. 

Maryland Amusement Company—Pocahontas, Va., July 5-10. 

C. W. Parker Shows—Calgary, Alberta, Can., July 5-10. 

Patterson Shows—Ottumwa, Iowa, July 5-10. 

St. Louis Amusement Company—Appalachia. Va., July 5-10; Abing¬ 
don, 12-17. , 


Prospects Bright. 

July and August are not generally 











July 3, 1909. 


THE SHOW WORLD 


17 


BEST CIRCUS SEASON 

RECORDED IN YEARS 


HAGENBECK-WALLACE 
SUIT WILL BE TRIED 


If July is Anything Like as Good as June the Chances are 
That the Big Circuses Will Make a Clean-up 


Motion Seeking a Temporary Injunction Was Stricken From 
the Docket—Case is a Very Costly One 


The business being done by circuses 
is the talk of the amusement world. 
Just why tented enterprises should be 
JPspering when parks and other sum¬ 
mer amusements are doing only an 
average business and when the coun¬ 
try is not particularly prosperous, has 
given the amusement magnates food 
forethought and up to date there has 
been no explanation vouchsafed which 
will stand a. careful inspection. 

johiritingling says, with a smile, 
that busines is good with the two 
shows in which he is interested. The 
same report comes from all quarters 
and circusmen agree that the Barnum 
business is phenomenal. Fred Goll- 
mar, Walt Gollmar and Fred A. Mor¬ 
gan, of the Gollmar show; Ed C. War¬ 
ner, railroad contractor of the Sells- 
Floto show, and W. O. Tarkington, 
general agent of the Yankee Robinson 
show, saw the night performance at 
Minneapolis June 24 and all agreed it. 
was the largest crowd they had ever 
seen under a tent. 

The Two Bills had a big business in 
Toronto, Ont., Monday of this week. 
At night it was necessary to turn 
several thousand people away. 

The Hagenbeck-Wallace show played 
capacity Monday afternoon in Spokane 
and; closed the doors at night, turn¬ 
ing’at least 1,500 away. Business has 
been good for that show in the west, 
although not quite up to the business 
done east earlier in the season. 

The Sells-Floto show, which is not 
believed to have made much money 
to date, is reported to have had a $22,- 
000 week recently out west. During 
the week there was a $7,000 town and 
two $5,000 towns. These figures look 
very large:for that show and may not 
be correct. W. E. Franklin wrote 
Harry Earl to this effect. He may 
have been stretching the figures or 
the i letter might have been written 
with the idea of having it displayed. 

The Cole Brothers had a very large 
week in New York state recently. It 
happened to be the week that the 101 
Ranch was in advance of the Cole cir¬ 
cus. The gross takings of the six 
days are estimated to have reached 
$20,000 and that is also a very large 
amount. The Cole folks are wishing 


the 101 Ranch would get ahead of 
them again. The billers with the Wild 
West do not want such a thing to 
happen, urging that it sometimes 
necessitates a change of date and 
other embarrassments. 

The Gollmar Brothers’ show is said 
to be doing a nice business. W. O. 
Tarkington, general agent of the 
Yankee Robinson show, is authority 
for the statement that that enterprise 
is making money. 

The Gentry shows are sharing in 
the prosperity. Lon Williams, general 
agent for the No. 1 show, states 
that “business was fine in Detroit and 
fair in Cleveland, considering the badly 
located lot in the latter city.” The 
lot used is said to have been the only 
one available. The street car facili¬ 
ties were poor. 


The case now in the superior court 
of Cook county in whiph Carl Hagen- 
beck is complainant and B. E. Wal¬ 
lace, defendant, is attracting a great 
deal of attention, and the legal mud¬ 
dle in which the suit has fallen is 
puzzling to a showman. 

It seems that the motion seeking a 
restraining order against B. E. Wal¬ 
lace has been stricken from the 
docket, but that E. Allen Frost, at¬ 
torney for the complainant, has filed 
what is styled “a replication” and 
some time in the future the case will 
be tried. 

The complainants aver that Wallace 
has no right nor no “color of right” 
to use the Hagenbeck name. On 
these grounds the temporary injunc¬ 
tion was sought. The court stated 
that as Wallace used the name two 


years before the suit was entered it 
was not a case of “emergency.” 

The court will establish whether 
Wallace has a right to use the name 
or not. It is a legal question which 
is much involved. The case is prov¬ 
ing a very costly one. 


Four Gentry Men Injured. 

CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 28.— 
Four of the- employes of the Gentry 
Show No. 1 were injured Saturday 
night by an explosion of a cook stove 
on a car. Frank Stout and George 
Harmon were the only two whose 
names could be learned. The car 
caught fire in a dozen places and was 
slightly injured before the flames 
were extinguished. Some groceries 
were destroyed. 


COMING SOON BILLS 

ARE HARD OPPOSITION. 

CALGARY, Alberta, Can., June 28. 
—The big shows seem to have agreed 
on a “Coming Soon” policy against 
the small ones. The Ringling Broth¬ 
ers, Barnum & Bailey and Cole Broth¬ 
ers have all three adopted thife line of 
opposition and it does ruffle the feel¬ 
ings of other shows, if nothing else. 
Bob Simons had an opposition brigade 
in this section for Cole Brothers and 
billed against Norris & Rowe and 
Campbell Brothers. A. G. Campbell 
is reported to have become terribly 
wrought up by this billing. Whether 
the Cole Brothers coming into this 
section led to his changing his route 
or not is not known. 


MACKAY SHOW OPENED 

IN VERY DIM LIGHT. 

DETROIT, Mich., June 29—The 
Mackay European Circus opened in a 
very dim light, as the gasoline torches 
had been smashed in transit to this 
city. The opening performance went 
bad for this reason. Performers were 
afraid to cut loose in the dark and no 
one could have seen them had they 
done so. There were just three 
torches going in the big tent. Elec¬ 
tric lights were installed the second 
night. 


Great Big Circus Stars 


The First Big Circus to Come—Not Long to Wait 

Walla Walla, Thur. June 24 

« Armour Xz 

famous / »■ IIIVUI SlX-HOISe Teafll the World 

(OWNED BY ARMOUR & CO.) 

This Superb Attraction Will Come With 

SELLS-FLOTO 

earlier. Cite us - Me nageric -Hippodrome- Wild West 

The above reproduction of a portion of the Sells-Floto newspaper adver¬ 
tisement in the Walla Walla Evening Bulletin will give an idea of how the 
Sells-Floto show plays up the Armour meat advertisement. In the origi¬ 
nal “ad” the word Armour is in 54 point type, while Sells-Floto is only 36 
point. In addition the line “owned by Armour & Co.” takes away any idea 
the public might have that it was a regular circus attraction and not an 
advertisement. Whether the circus travels with the Armour Grays or the 
meat advertisement with the show must be determined by the reader. The 
Lewiston (Idaho) Morning Tribune, on the day following the performance, 
printed a picture of the team and under it was the line: “Famous Grays 
owned by Armour and valued at $25,000.” On the same page is a picture of 
Billy Wales, driver of the “Famous Grays.” Three copies of this Lewiston 
paper have come to this office. Evidently the management mails papers ahead 
when the Armours get some good advertising. Incidentally the advertise¬ 
ment in Walla Walla states that there are 500 circus stars. The railroad 
contract calls for 350 people in all, including musicians, workingmen and the 
business staff. 


BANKRUPTCY PETITION PROVINCIAL VIEW OF 
FILED BY C. I. NORRIS SELLS-FLOTO SHOW 


Estimated Assets are $7,621 and His Liabilities are $5,116.12 — 
List of the Creditors 


Announcement Made that Concert Tickets Would be Sold for 
a Quarter, But They Were Disposed of for a Dime 


"SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 30.— 
Clarence I. Norris, who has been do¬ 
ing business as “Norris Bros.’ Fa¬ 
mous Show,” filed a voluntary peti¬ 
tion in bankruptcy in the United 
States District Court Monday, with 
liabilities of $5,116.12, and estimated 
assets of $7,621. He owes $240 in 
wages, $750 to the Indiana Car and 
Equipment company, of Peru, Ind., 
for rent of two cars for transporta¬ 
tion of the show; to Mrs. L. J. Whit¬ 
ney of Santa Cruz, $1,000; and to Ma¬ 
rion M. Norris of Santa Cruz, $1,700 
(both borrowed money); Byrne Bros.. 
$106.75; E. Lukens, $40; Wessendorf 
St Staffler, $62.10; F. A. Hihn com¬ 
pany, $128; Walti & Schilling, $29.60; 
■flptney Bros., $16; Davenhill Feed 
Store, $3; Tribune printing company, 
$71.60; H. E. Irish, $25; Francis Val¬ 
entine, San Francisco, $211;. Southern 
Pacific company, for repairing cars, 
$307.55; Donaldson Lithographic 
company, of Newport, Ky., $200; H. 
D. Anderson Tent company, of San 
Jose, $275; F. O. Berg, of Spokane, 
Wash., rent of tent, $150. 


Among his assets are twelve Shet¬ 
land ponies, valued at $600 each; two 
colts, valued at $50 each; twelve dogs, 
valued at $36; one goat, valued at $5; 
and miniature hose reel, harness, 
wagons, etc., all in miniature, aggre¬ 
gating $280 in value. 

This property was transferred to J. 
Dean, of Oakland, and would have 
been sold but for the order of adjudi¬ 
cation of District Judge De- Haven. 


THE BIG SHOWS CLASH 

FOR THE THIRD TIME. 

WINNIPEG, Man., June 29—The 
Cole Brothers and the Barnum show 
came together here for the third time 
this season. The opposition stands 
earlier in the year were Altoona, Pa., 
and Cleveland, Ohio. 


Stands Have Big Day. 

SPOKANE, Wash., June 29—The 
Hagenbeck-Wallace shows had a big 
business here Monday. The stands 
had the biggest day in the history of 
the show. 


The provincial view of the circus is 
always interesting to circus people. A 
column or so regarding the Sells-Flo¬ 
to Show in the Idaho Daily Press, 
published at Wallace, Idaho, is worthy 
of reproduction from the standpoint of 
the interest it will create, but the de¬ 
mands for space make it necessary to 
print only excerpts from the article: 

“After the main circus was the con¬ 
cert. In loud voices it was announced 
from the ring side that the prices 
would be 25 cents. When the mem¬ 
bers of the audience were keyed up to 
the proper determination that they 
wouldn’t pay any two bits for only a 
concert, the insidious sellers of the 
tickets appeared among them and 
whispered, “They made a mistake. 
The tickets are only 10 cents.” In 
their relief many bought tickets, be¬ 
lieving that an attraction that could 
be advertised for 25 cents must be 
worth more than 10 cents to see. In 
the afternoon those who remained 
were not disappointed. It was a good 
concert. In the evening it was wasted 
money. Amid the clash and rumble 
and bang of circus paraphernalia being 


tumbled into wagons and the shouts 
of “flunkeys,” who came as near to 
K e'ng killed by falling timber and an 
irate audience as was healthy for them, 
a number of performers came out and 
sang and danced. . The singers w.ere 
" “.inging by the move¬ 

ments of their lips. Their voices were 
orowned in the uproar from all parts 
of the tent.” 

In describing the side-show it would 
, appear that there is a hooche-cooche 
or something on that order, for the 
Press says: 

“The crowd edged toward the door, 
for it was time for the last act and 
they wanted to be ready to leave 
quick. “A Salome imitation” was ad¬ 
vertised by glaring sign and lusty 
voiced “barker.” The reproduction 
seemed more like a vulgarized edition 
of Little Egypt’s dance, and with 
blushing faces half the audience 
tu-"ed and made for the exit.” 

Summing the show up the Press 
concludes: 

“The Sells-Floto circus performance 
was little changed from last year, 
few new numbers being introduced.” 



















18 


THE SHOW WORLD 


July 3, 1909. 



Pearl Golding is shown above hold¬ 
ing the two lion cubs which are 
awakening much interest in the Hag- 
enbeck-Wallace menagerie. 

ROSTER OF WELSH’S 

GREAT AMERICAN SHOW. 

The roster of Col. M. H. Welsh’s 
Great American show is: Col. M. H. 
Welsh, sole owner and manager; I. R. 
Davis, press agent; R. C. Hanks and 
N. J. Kelley, ticket sellers; Harry 
Green, manager dining tents; “Shan¬ 
ty” Ross, boss canvasman; Fred Lucke, 
boss canvasman of side show; W. W. 
Graves, trainmaster; James S. Buss, 
superintendent; The Le Roys, aerial 
artists; Madam Etterlo, Roman rings; 
Anderson’s trained cocatoos; Hall 
and Woods’ performing elephants; 
George Acton, mule hurdle rider; Dan 
S. James, four horse rider and Max 
Hugo, principal clown, with the fol¬ 
lowing assistants: Bob Kester, Chas. 
Yorke, Frank Tate, Fred Rose, Tom 
Tipton, Dick Adams, N. F. Kauff¬ 
man. Burney Hanks is the leader of 
the white band and Roy A. Temple 
leader of the colored band. 

W. C. Lane is manager of the side 
show, which includes: Dick Allen 
and Fred Fisher, ticket sellers; the 
Great Burkhart, lecturer and magician; 
Prof. Aikens, performing bears; Nells 
Aida, snake charmer; Miss La Rose, 
mind reader; Mitchell Sisters, musi¬ 
cians; Miss Arlington, bag puncher; 
and Mons. Crioux, sword swallower. 


CLOWN’S LEG BROKEN 

IN THE “LEAP” DISPLAY. 

ELROY, Wis., June 30.—“Banty” 
Brown, the clown with Dode Fisk’s 
circus with No. 23 costume, had his 
leg broken just above the knee during 
the performance at Minocqua. In 
making a somersault' over the animals 
he struck the edge of the mat and fell, 
breaking his leg. He was taken to 
Tomahawk on the evening train and 
housed in Sacred Heart hospital. The 
circus management will again employ 
him when he is able to perform, but 
he will be hardly able to do any acro¬ 
batic work the remainder of this sea¬ 
son at least—COLE. 


Wants to Raise License. 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 28.— 
No passes were given the Alderman 
for the Barnum show and other city 
officials failed to get their usual quota. 
Alderman Peter McCoy announces 
that he will ask the council to raise 
the circus license from $600. as it is 
now, to $1,500. 


Circus Pictures. 

STURGIS, Mich., June 28.—Jack 
Kenyon and Eddie Kull, from the Se- 
lig motion picture plant in Chicago, 
came here and took a parade picture 
of the Cole brothers show for use in 
a .film called “A Country Circus.” The 
circus-pictures-were posed for by Big 
Otto’s animals and circus acts some 
weeks back. 


MUCH “CLASS” SHOWN 
BY W. 0, TA RKINGTON 

Reported that the Yankee Robinson Show Will Have 22 
Cars Next Season—“That” Banner. 


W. O. Tarkington is certainly show¬ 
ing “class” as general agent of the 
Yankee Robinson show. 

As a result the Buchanan circus is 
so prominent in the tented world the 
first season it took to the rail that it 
is being predicted that within a few 
years it will become one of the real 
powers in the amusement field. 

It is the first time that Tarkington 
has ever had a chance to handle a 
show as he wanted to, and that his 
judgment is good is the belief of every 
agent and manager with whom the 
show has been discussed. Tarkington 
has three opposition brigades with the 
show, one advance car and recently 
another advance car was purchased. 

The show has two rings and a plat¬ 
form and consists of sixteen cars this 
season. Next year there will be twen¬ 
ty cars back and two cars ahead. 


When the Yankee Robinson and 
Campbell Brothers shows had opposi¬ 
tion a few weeks ago, the Nebraska 
circus was surprised to find that Tar¬ 
kington had sent opposition brigades 
ahead of their car and secured the 
choice locations in town and the 
country billing. It was the introduc¬ 
tion of big show ideas among the 
smaller shows. 

“That” banner with the Yankee 
Robinson show is much discussed. It 
has Robinson very large and Yankee 
very small. Not only this, but the 
banner reads: “Yankee Robinson 10 
Big Shows.” The expression “ten 
big” is familiar. 

There is an old gentleman on the 
front door of the show who greatly re¬ 
sembles the lithos of Yankee Robin¬ 
son, and who is often declared to be 
the ghost of the showman. 


JAKE NEWMAN IS VERY, 
VERY, V ERY P ATRIOTIC 

Arranges for the Gentry Show No. 2 to Participate in Three 
Fourth of July Celebrations. 


Jake Newman is very, very, very 
patriotic. He has arranged for the 
Gentry show No. 2 to. participate in 
the Fourth-of-July celegrations at 
three different points this year. 

The show plays Bozeman, Mont., 
on July 3, and Mr. Newman used his 
influence with the committee to have 
the celebration on that day. Feeling 
certain that the show would have a 
good crowd and fearing it might de¬ 
tract from the attendance at a cele¬ 
bration on the following Monday, the 
committee decided to follow the 
agent’s suggestion. Newman then 
gum-shoed into Anaconda and sug¬ 
gested to that committee that the 
Fourth should be celebrated on the 
Fourth. He even offered to bring the 
show there on Sunday to aid in the 
celebration. When the committee de¬ 
cided to follow his suggestion New¬ 
man went to Butte and ~ut the show 


there July 5 and 6, knowing the Butte 
celebration was to be held on the 5th. 

Feeling that he had evidenced his 
patriotism sufficiently, he decided to 
let any_ other shows which might be 
in that section, pick up the holiday 
dates that remained open. 

In order to reach Bozeman on July 
3 and make the other towns in order 
the show does not play St. Paul, 
Minn. 

In this connection it is interesting 
to recall that Newman was the first 
general agent to sell his show to a 
Fourth of July committee. The ar¬ 
rangement was made at Fairmont, W. 
Va., in 1906. The performances were 
given in the open air and drew a tre¬ 
mendous crowd to town. Incidentally 
the show got a big profit out of the 
amount for which the show was sold 
on that day. 


M. J. DOWNS IMPROVING; 
RECOVERY IS CERTAIN 


General Agent Ed Knupp Receives a Telegram from Cole 
Brothers’ Representative in Toronto Bearing Splendid News 


Martin J. Downs, owner of the Cole 
Brothers’ show, who has been lying 
at the point of death in a Toronto 
hospital and who underwent four 
operations, is rapidly improving and 
his friends may rest assured that he 
will recover. 

This is fhe splendid news which 
came to Ed Knupp, general agent of 
the Cole Brothers’ show, on Tuesday 
of this week, while he was making 
temporary headquarters at- the Wind- 
sor-Clifton in Chicago. The message 
was from the Toronto representative 


of the Cole Brothers’ show and it not 
only bore the assurance that Mr. 
Downs was improving but it stated 
that his mind was quite clear and that 
he was able to transact business if 
necessary. 

The Cole Brothers’ show will pass 
through Chicago next Sunday. It will 
have a Fourth of July date at Three 
Rivers, Mich., Saturday and another 
at Morris, Ill., next Monday. The 
show passes up Chicago for some rea- 


THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SELLS-FLOTO CIR¬ 
CUS HAS GIVEN ORDERS THAT THE SHOW WORLD 
MUST NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE SOLD 
WITH THAT SHOW. PERFORMERS ARE HEREBY NO¬ 
TIFIED THAT THEY CAN SECURE COPIES OF THE 
SHOW WORLD AT ALL NEWS STANDS ON SATURDAY 
OF EACH WEEK. 


KLINE SHOWS DO WELL M 
IN ST. PAUL LAST WEEK 


Dickey’s Wild West Doing Well Since 
It Left Riverview—Harts Band|| 
to Join the Company. 


ST. PAUL, Minn.; June 29.-3 
Herbert A. Kline Shows were here, 
last week on the- streets of the J 
side under the auspices of the V 


End Business Men’s Association! 
did good business. Mr. Kline has 
the amusement contract for the 
- three seasons at the State Fair hej^— 
This year he is carrying a first cla$ 
clean carnival with about twelve at¬ 
tractions, including Schlitzi, the Aztec; 
the Russian Prince, midget, Mip^U 
Ella Ewing, the Missouri giatq 
Dickey’s Wild West and Indian f 
gress, Igorrotte Village, Glassbloj 
Human Roulette, Bachman’s 
Animal Show, Oriental Dancers, 
cle Wave, etc. 

Dickey’s Wild West, which closed 
at Riverview in Chicago a few weeks 
ago, is doing well with Kline. The 
Sioux Indians were missing the fira 
part of the week here, having gone to 
their reservation to draw their govern- 
t money, returning at the endw 


the week. 

John Bachman claims to have K 
original P. J. Mundy outfit, state- 
'ments of other parties in recent 
amusement papers to the contrary iK 
withstanding. 

The Hartz Band, of Pittsburg, a 
join the shows next week with twen¬ 
ty-two people, and a large black top 
with a motion picture show of the bat¬ 
tle of Santiago. 

Herbert A. Kline does his own coi- 
tract work, and no one in the amuse¬ 
ment business is better liked bv fair 
managers and business men’s associa¬ 
tions in the northwest. 

Eleven cars are being carried™ 
present. They are at Superior, Wis.. 
week, then a Week at Grand 
. 2 Ef- 


Forks, en route to the Winnipeg 1^ 
position. 

Mr. Kline informs the Show Wc 
representative that he has codj 
with nine state fairs, including the 
nois State Fair, at Springfield, 
ending the season at the Texas State 
Fair at Dallas.—BARNES. 


NORRIS & ROWE SHOW 

PECULIARLY HANDLED. 

Donaldson Lithographing Company 
Said to Own the Show and Yet 
it Fights Their Customers, ft 

It is generally believed that the 
Donaldson Lithographing company^ 
responsible for the conduct of the 
Norris & Rowe show and this being 
true it is unexplainable why the en¬ 
terprise should be used to fight 9 
customers of that house. 

An advertisement which rec^H 
appeared in an amusement paper con¬ 
trolled by a Donaldson stated that ® 
S. Rowe was sole owner, so it may 
be that the lithographing house is en¬ 
deavoring to evade responsibility B 
the conduct of the show, for Arch 
Donaldson, who is supposed to have 
charge of such matters, openly stated 
during the Barnum & Bailey engage¬ 
ment in Chicago that he “had a circus 
on the road.” 

Recently the Norris & Rowe show 
has been playing towns which should 
be feeders for the exhibition stands 
of other shows and has m one ijf 
stance at least made towns in advance 
of a patron of the show printing es¬ 
tablishment. W. E. Ferguson rece^B 
stuck the show in Minot, N. D.. four 
days ahead of the Gollmar show aw 
while the Gollmar business was not 
lessened by the opposition, accord® 
to report, such things are unusual 
from a show run by a printing house 


Black Bear Shot. 

FOSTORIA, Ohio, Jupe 29.-1 
black bear of the Cole Brothers was 
brought to police headquarters 41 
shot by an animal man with the elf; 
cus. Tt weighed 300 pounds. The bear 
had distemper and it was thought best 
to kill it. 

























THE SHOW WORLD 


19 



Declare Your 
Independence 

Just as Your 
F oref athers 
Did in the Days 
of Long Ago! 



The history of this land of the free shows how the world’s most gigantic bluff was called by a handful of brave spirits. 
If you’re afraid the Film Trust will bite your head off the minute you quit paying that $2 a week extortion, how do you 
explain their absolute failure to make good a single one of their bluffs to date? Assert your independence; use my films and my service and I’ll 
back you up heart, soul, body, breeches, lock, stock, barrel and bank account! Not a single soul has suffered by doing business with me, and 
what’s more, NOT A SINGLE CUSTOMER OF MINE IS GOING TO SUFFER. The people are clamoring for the independent pictures. Give them what they 
want! That’s business! 

CARL LAEMMLE, President 

THE LAEMMLE FILM SERVICE 

Headquarters 196-198 Lake Street, Chicago 

I MINNEAPOLIS PORTLAND (Ore.) EVANSVILLE (Ind.) SALT LAKE CITY OMAHA MONTREAL (Can.) DENVER 
“The biggest and best film renter in the whole world” 


HERMAN LIEB PLAYERS 
BEGIN AT BUSH TEMPLE 

Enthusiastic Crowd Welcomes New Stock Company in Three 
Playlets by Local Authors 


To judge by the size and enthusi¬ 
asm of the first night audience which 
filled the Bush Temple last Monday to 
witness the initial performance of the 
Herman Lieb players, that organiza¬ 
tion % destined for an all-summer run, 
duMK which—as was announced at 
the fall of the curtain on the second 
playlet—there will be a series of plays 
presented written by local authors. 

Herman Lieb, in his curtain speech, 
stated that the idea of forming a stock 
company has not occurred to him un¬ 
til Saturday a week ago, but that ar¬ 
rangements had been quickly made, 
the company recruited, plays selected 
and fehearsals begun. He admitted 
that the entire undertaking was 
fraught with doubtful results, but that 
he was grateful to the public for its 
very evident assurance of support. 

“The Greatest Gift.” 

The three one-act plays were all 
Witten by Chicago men. The first, 
.[offfGreatest Gift,” is a story by 
Charles W. Collins, a well-known lo¬ 
cal dramatic critic, which was drama¬ 
tized by John T. Prince, Jr., Chicago 
representative of the Clipper. It re¬ 
lates that a wealthy dramatic critic 
(a rarity in the craft, and perhaps an 
idealization of the author’s selfj is 
engaged to marry a wealthy girl who 
■s possessed of a rather scapegrace 
young brother, who, at the opening 
oi the scene, is visiting the critic and 
listens to some critical philosophy, 
the youth departs after receiving a 
PwtW cuff-buttons as a Christmas 
Sffiv-Then, with an abandonment of 
^^hventionalities which proved her 
t0 be of her brother’s ilk, the fiance 


of the critic enters his room. The 
hour might have been midnight, but 
'her errand is of such vital moment 
that it can not wait. She comes to 
tell him that her father is not what 
the world supposed him to be, on the 
contrary, is a pauper and that she is 
merely ready to marry the wealthy 
critic so that she can play with his 
purse strings. When the horror of it 
all dawns upon the critic he forgives 
her and is willing to let it go at that, 
but just then, the lady drops her sec¬ 
ond bomb. “Hold!” she cries. “I 
have lied to you; my father is a rich 
man; I wanted to test your love for 
me!” Or words to that effect and 
they embrace their opportunity. The 
playlet was well acted by Herman 
Lieb as the critic, Edward Wynn as 
the youthful brother and Marion Red- 
lich as Margaret Loraine. It com¬ 
manded several curtain calls. 

Fitted for Vaudeville. 

“The Devil, the Servant and the 
Man,” by William Anthony McGuire, 
and produced by special arrangement 
with George S. Cullen, proved to be, 
as its name might indicate, a play of 
visualized emotions; a clever, timely, 
strikingly original playlet which 
should be destined to a brilliant 
career in vaudeyille. The story is 
brief, quickly read—indeed, is readily 
anticipated in portions, which but adds 
a greater zest to the interest. A hus¬ 
band returns home at an early hour 
of the morning, intoxicated. He has 
spent the afternoon witnessing a per¬ 
formance of “The Devil,” while the 
evening has been devoted to a per¬ 
formance “The Servant in the House.” 


As he enters he calls to his wife and 
receives no response. He falls asleep 
in a chair and "The Devil” enters. 
He is the same devil of the play. He 
argues that the man’s wife has found 
a lover in her husband’s absence and 
is no longer faithful, but that she has 
returned and is now in her room. The 
devil slips a revolver into the man’s 
hands and urges him to murder— 
then disappears. The husband starts 
for the bedroom door, intent upon kill¬ 
ing his sleeping wife, but before he 
reaches it, “The Servant in the 
House” enters and restores him by 
argument, to his proper mind. The 
curtain falls upon a husband aroused 
to new resolutions. Herman Lieb did 
some excellent acting as “the man,” 
while Harry G. Keenan offered a 
splendidly toned presentation of “the 
servant,” which in make-up and digni¬ 
fied repose, compared most favorably 
with the same character as played by 
Frank Mills. William J. Bauman was 
well placed as “the devil.” 


“Dope,” the third playlet on the 
bill, has been previously reviewed. It 
was received with great enthusiasm 
by the audience and many curtain 
calls followed this as they did the pre¬ 
ceding sketches.—W. M. 


THE NEWS IN BRIEF. 

George F. Nolan will go in advance 
of “The Chorus Man.” 

The Woodward stock company is in 
its farewell week at the Boyd in 
Omaha. 

Burton Collver is spoken of as prob¬ 
able manager of the Garrick (formerly 
the Whitney) in Detroit, which will 
be a Shubert house the coming season. 

Henry B. Harris announces that he 
has engaged Robert Reese for an im¬ 
portant part in Martha Morton’s new 
play, “On the Eve,” which was 
adapted from the German of Leopold 
Kampf. Incidentally, the cast of this 
organization includes some of the 
best known actors on the American 
stage. 


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POTTER-HARTWELL TROUPE 

ORIGINAL MAN WITH TWO HEADS 

BOOKED SOUP_ AGENT, JO* SHEA ORPHEUM CIRCUIT 

LIVE NEWS TOPICS OF THE WEEK 


WISCONSIN. 

Oconto—J. J. Johnson will build a 
new opera house. 

Portage—Frank J. O’Brien, of Ken¬ 
osha, has leased the Empire. 

Neenah—Phillip Laffey will manage 
the Neenah theater after Aug. 1. 

Depere—John A. Speaker, of Ap¬ 
pleton, has purchased the Vaudette 
and will make improvements. 

La Crosse — The Airdome opened 
this week with a vaudeville bill, in¬ 
cluding Georgia Gardner & Co., Bes¬ 
sie Greenwood, Reckless Recklaw 
and W. J. McDermott. 


WEST VIRGINIA. 

Cameron—S. C. Sybert has sold the 
Nickelodeon to M. Quirk and George 
B. Bossier. 

Charleston — Moving picture thea¬ 
ters in this state are doing a big busi¬ 
ness and conditions indicate a pros¬ 
perous season for traveling attrac- 


ILLINOIS. 

Leroy—Mrs. Ella Hardy has pur¬ 
chased the Crescent. 

Quincy—Peter Jacobs has opened a 
moving picture theater. 

Geneva—Arthur Nelson and Edgar 
Miller will open a picture theater. 

Streator — Charles Vance Succeeds 
Mrs. West as manager of Dreamland. 

Forrest—John Drennan will open a 
picture theater in the Ulbright build¬ 
ing. 

DeKalb — Joseph Perkins will re¬ 
open his picture theater at Geneva, 
Ill. 

Watseka—J. H. Mowrey has sold 
his moving picture theater to Lewis 
S. Frith. 

Elgin—J. J. Johnson will erect an 
opera house in this city in the near 

Kankakee — Messrs. Fellows and 
Shields will erect a theater on Schuy¬ 
ler avenue and Court street. 

Batavia—Irwin Robinson will en¬ 
gage in the moving picture theater 
business in this city at an early date. 

Joliet — Louis Rubens, manager of 
the Tavern theater on Cass street, 
will expend $7,000 in improving same. 

Clinton—Henry Bogardus has pur¬ 
chased the old Nickelodeon from 
Golder Joseph and lias taken posses- 

La Han>e—S. O. Lancaster has sold 
his moving picture theater to Lee 
Studer, who will make a number of 
improvements. 

Pana—The White Palace Moving 
Picture theater, conducted by John 
Higgins, has been sold to Douglas 
and George Dickerson, who will take 
immediate possession. 


NORTH CAROLINA. 

Goldsboro—The Grand Opera house 
has been condemned. 


CALIFORNIA. 

Oakland—The “Merry Widow” is 
here this week. 

Escondido — Frank Wolf, of San 
Diego, is planning to open a new 
moving picture theater here. 


OHIO. 

Caledonia—H. B. Nelson-, of Ashley, 
has opened a new moving picture 
theater here. 


MINNESOTA. 

St. Cloud—Liberates Band will be 
here July 8 for two concerts in the 
afternoon. A fine concert will be 
given in Empire park and at night at 
the Davidson theater. The musical 
organization will stop off here, being 



MICHIGAN. 

St. Joseph—A. D. Maloney, of Bat¬ 
tle Creek, has taken over the Ma¬ 
jestic. 

Kalamazoo—Vaudeville is now of¬ 
fered at the Bijou instead of the Ma¬ 
jestic for the summer. 

Adrian—H. H. Dickson is preparing 
to erect a moving picture theater and 
install up-to-date picture machine. 

Saginaw—A. M. Frazi.er will open 
a moving picture theater, to be known 
as the New Nixon, at 516 Potter street. 

Durand—Earl Brown and Ben Grif¬ 
fin are preparing to open a new mov¬ 
ing picture theater on West Main 
street. 

Marquette — Chas. B. Clifford, of 
Sault Ste. Marie, has purchased the 
Bijou theater here and will make a 
number of improvements in same be¬ 
fore taking possession. 


INDIANA. 

Roanoke—Weidenant & Hank will 
erect a Nickelodeon. 


Delphi — Delong & Brough will 
open a picture theater. 

Elkhart — E. H. Rogers, of South 
Bend, Ind., has purchased the Royal 
Moving Picture theater in this city, 
in South Main street. 

Vincennes—The attractions at the 
Red Mill for this week are: Kenwood 
& Kenwood, singers and dancers; 
Doc. Rice, minstrelsy; Idas, dogs and 
monkeys; Huffman & Dolores, com¬ 
edy sketch.—BELL. 


ARKANSAS. 

Hot Springs—E. D. McCarty has 
purchased the Lyceum. 

Conway—W. N. Owen will erect a 
moving picture theater. 

Decatur — J. B. Stoneburner will 
erect a moving picture theater in this 

Hope—The building in which Jean’s 
picture theater was located was de¬ 
stroyed by fire. 


COLORADO. 

Longmont—F. W. Dann will engage 
in the moving picture business. 

Denver—Philip Griffith will erect a 
$150,000 theater and office building on 
Broadway. 


PENNSYLVANIA. 

Philadelphia—James G. Doak was 
granted a permit for the erection of 
a vaudeville and moving picture thea¬ 
ter at 917 Market street for George 
H. Earle. 


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NEBRASKA. 

Omaha—Work has started on the 
new Brandeis theater. 

Tecumseh—J. B. Douglas has bought 
the Lyric moving picture theater here 
from C. T. Palen. 

Beatrice—C. C. Farlow and H. A 
Miller have purchased the Star lair- 
dome from L. A. Blonde. 


WYOMING. 


Evanston—The Edison Moving fu¬ 
ture theater here has been clos 
repairs. 

Cheyenne — The rapid _ 

number of cheap theaters has madei 
necessary for the council 
their conduct. 


ving ric- 
losed k 


TEXAS. 

Tulia — An opera house is being 
erected here. 

Dallas—The Majestic closed thflsei- 
son on June 18. 

Beaumont — Plans are being Ipre- 
pared for the new Lyric theater® 


KANSAS. 

Ottawa—Mrs. F. S. Burris will open 
a picture show. 

Cortland — W. A. McIntosh! has 
opened a picture theater. 

Humboldt—Oscar Reinert hasisr- 
chased the Elite of Kelley & Fulton 

Atchison — Charles Kean, JrJhas 
leased the picture theater at Forest 
park. ■ 

Leavenworth — Maurice Cunning¬ 
ham has just opened a moving pi|W 
theater in this city. 

Newton—F. L. Baxter, of Newt* 
will erect a moving picture theater ii 
Peabody, Kan., at an early date.-jTt: 
Newton Amusement Park compa® 
has been organized with $20,000 capi¬ 
tal for the purpose of erecting® 
amusement park. 


IOWA. 


Albion—Alex Long will open a net 
picture theater. 

Sidney—W. A. Bullock has 
a picture theater. 

Panora—Carpenter & Doyle open® 
a new picture theater. 

Clinton—Angell Brothers will - ope: 
a picture theater at 404 Main street. 

Leon—Will F. Lindsay will engag 1 
in the theatrical business again. ncd 
season. 

Keokuk—W. A. Gardner and Lee 
Studer are getting ready to open' 
picture theater. 

Columbus Junction—A. Westcotw 

Marshalltown, and G. G. Peck® 
open a picture theater here. ® 


OKLAHOMA. 

Ardmore—Frank Robinson has® 
his Airdome to J. R. Kearney, 6® 
peka, Kan. 

Oklahoma City — One night staw 
time is pretty well filled up for Sep¬ 
tember and October in the bigg* 1 
towns of this state. 


MARYLAND. 

Baltimore — George Konstanfj a® 
Theodore Ducas will open a picture 
Show.—The Wilson Amusement co®j 
pany will erect a vaudeville hous4? 
8 and 10 Nortlv Gay street.—Niclw 
Vito will erect a picture theater at*' 
North Center street. 




































July?, 1909- 


THE SHOW WORLD 


21 


LEADING CIRCUSES OF AMERICA 


after years of absence now visiting the west and northwest 

COLE BROTHERS’ 

WORLD TOURED SHOWS 

THE PRESS OF THE LARCE EASTERN CITIES HAS NOTHINC BUT 
PRAISE FOR AMERICA’S MODEL SHOWS. 


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Only Production of its kind in the United States playing under roof." Fraternal 
organizations are bidding for this mighty enterprise. Address all communications to 

RHODA ROYAL, managing director 

61-65 GRAND OPERA HOUSE CHICAGO 


CORRY, Pa., June 29.—The John 
Robinson show gave two perform¬ 
ances here today to good houses. The 
show is on its way back to Ohio 
after a stretch of rainy weather in 
Pennsylvania. For twenty-one days 
rain was encountered every day. 
Better business is expected when the 
show reaches its stronghold in Ohio 
and the south. 

The Robinson show has a hard 
working lot of clowns, headed by 
Harry Clark and Charles Sassassari. 
The former offers a Hebrew character 
which is original and drove and rode 
a pig delighting the children. His im¬ 
personations of Taft in the game c>f 
golf should give him some points in 
the clown contest for originality. 

Many well worn acts of other shows 
are seen with the Robinson “Ten 
Big,” but the clowns are a feature 
worthy of mention.—BERLINER. 


WANTED —For Miller Bras. & Arlington 

101 Ranch Wild West 

First Class Menage Act to Join At Once W ir E m or s ™ e e as per route 

MILLER BROS. & ARLINGTON 


BILL POSTERS UNFAIR 

SAY CIRCUS AGENTS 

Don’t Like the Crusade Against Bannering VWhich 7 Are Being 
Started by Men Who Pose as Friends of 
Tented Enterprises. 


SELLS-FLOTO INCLUDES 

MILWAUKEE IN ROUTE. 

MILWAUKEE, Wis., June 30.— 
The Sells-Floto route as now laid out 
includes an engagement here early in 
August. As the Mackay show comes 
in July under the auspices of the Elks, 
an attempt will likely be made to keep 
the small western show from billing. 
The Elks are sufficiently strong to get 
through such an ordinance, according 
to a man who ought to be in a posi¬ 
tion ;to know. The show will play a 
stand or two which are street car 
jumps from Chicago. 


* Columbus Notes. 

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 30.—Two 
of the local moving picture theaters, 
the Princess and the Goodale, are now 
using the independent films, and man¬ 
agers of both houses say they are 
gm|$ perfect satisfaction, both to 
themselves and to their patrons. 

The attraction at Olentangy park 
for state fair week will be Max Faet- 
kenhauer’s Grand Opera company, 
presenting “Madam Butterfly,” “Aida,” 
“II Trovatore,” and “Bohemian Girl.” 
Adelaide Norwood is the prima donna 
of the company. 

Natalie Howe, daughter of Charles 
T. Howe, director of the Southern 
theater orchestra, will be with Sav¬ 
age’s “Love Cure” company, now in 
rehearsal in New York for the com¬ 
ing season. 

The Southern theater has opened 
again, presenting local talent vaude¬ 
ville. 


The Week’s Attractions. 
Colonial—Charlotte Coate, Margue¬ 
rite & Co., Mannering & Ford, Her¬ 
bert Terry, Marie Clark. 

Keith — Pictures and illustrated 
songs. 

;€fehtangy—Joe Weber’s company 
m KFlorodora,” Powers’ Military 

Band. 

Ihdianola—Gilliland’s Black Hussar 
Band and vaudeville. 

German Village—Harry Devora & 
Co., Gordon & Schultz, Johnny Rich- 
ar ds, Miss May De La Noy. 

Collins’ Garden—Bijou Trio, Ruth 
McCabe, Mile, Branchard company, 
Del-a-Phone.—GRAF. 


The bill posters at various points 
are starting an agitation against ban¬ 
ners and are using their influence to 
get laws passed which will prohibit 
circuses from using this method of 
advertising. 

The attitude of the bill posters in 
this regard is unfair, so the circus 
agents say, for when the circus comes 
to town it frequently finds it can get 
little or no central showing and with¬ 
out banners it would be out of the 
question to impress upon people the 
fact that the show was coming. 

A banner is much more effective 
than a sheet of paper and is cheaper 
when the tickets are not considered. 
A dated banner costs seven and a half 
cents while a sheet of paper costs 
four cents at the print shop arid from 
eight to sixteen cents more for post¬ 
ing. The tickets may be given out 
at the discretion of the biller and are 
not missed by the shows. 

The agitation of the bill posters 
has started to a like agitation among 
business men. The Commercial club 
of Walla Walla, Wash., is now lined 
up as an enemy of bannering and has 
passed resolutions which not only put 
a ban on circus “rags” but on the an¬ 
nouncements of special sales by means 


ATLANTA, Ga„ July 1.—The 
Nineteenth Annual Convention of the 
Associated Billposters and Distribut¬ 
ers will convene at 10:00 a. m., Tues¬ 
day, July 13, in the Cable Hall. 

Charles Bernard, Secretary of the 
Association, will open a temporary of¬ 
fice in the Piqdmont Hotel on Mon¬ 
day, July 12, at 9:00 a. m., where all 


of streamers suspended across the 
sidewalks or tacked on the outside of 
buildings. 

This shows a consistency which is 
noticeably missing in Erie, Pa., where 
shows cannot banner, but Duke’s 
Mixture can put up cloth signs, ac¬ 
cording to circus men who have been 
there recently. The 101 Ranch is. re¬ 
ported to have taken banners into 
Erie this year and rumor has it they 
had to be thrown away. 

“The bill posters have only them¬ 
selves to blame if circuses take to 
lithographing and using the newspa¬ 
pers and cut them out,” said one gen¬ 
eral agent. 

Another general agent points out 
that it is unfair to raise the price of 
billing in a small town just because 
some chap with a stand-in his the 
burg on his list. 

Every, agent interviewed speaks well 
of Charles Bernard, the secretary of 
the Associated Billposters. They be¬ 
lieve he is willing to rectify errors, if 
he can. 

That there is two sides to the bill¬ 
ing question is not denied. The cir¬ 
cus man’s side is shown above and 
without any intention of starting a 
discussion. 


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Effie Potter is trying to arrange for 
a permit to go to the top of the Flat¬ 
iron building and do a head stand. 
Wells Hawks, who after the close of 
Dreamland is to be purveyor of pub¬ 
licity for W. H. Reynolds, wants her 
to put cameras on her feet and take 
a picture of Long Beach. 

Charles Carter, formerly booking 
agent in Chicago, now a very well- 
known magician, has been touring 
Australia, New Zealand and South 
Africa for a couple of years, is here, 
and brings back with him the finest 
collection of press stories ever dis¬ 
played in New York by any mystifier. 

Rialto Quartet just struck town 
from a tour of the west, and is rest¬ 
ing in New York. They have booked 
the Inter-State opening early in Sep¬ 
tember and the United time to follow 
in their endeavor to get away from 
the old hackneyed word quartet, they 
have called their act 3 men an,d a 


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Sixteen Attractions to Be Under His Banner 


Below is a partial list of the people 
who are to be with the sixteen W. F. 
Mann attractions the coming season: 

(A) 

Adair, John Atchley, Hooper 

Ashley, Ethel L. 

Anderson, B. C. 

(B) 

Brown, W. M. Beveridge, Mrs. 
Brown, Elmer Burke, Jas. 

Balz, Edw. Burgett, Ella 
Birtch, Harry Bannister, Harry 
Birtch, Margueret Burr, Doris 
Brandon, Howard Burton, Jos. 
Bernhardt, Cele Bushnell, Joseph- 
Bayless, Nellie ine 

Berry, Dixie Brammer, Roxie 

Beveridge, Glen 
L. 


Charles, Mabell Christy, Wilbur S. 
Chambers, Black Coulter, Fred 
Clugston, Robt. Cohee, J. H. 

(D) 

De Besu, Marie Dibble, O. E. 
Darnold, Blaine A. Daly, Edna Cecil 
Dixon, Harry Devere, Maudess 
D’Arcy, Rene De Marr, Rose 
Darcy, W. B. Dorset, Flora 
• Darcy, Mrs. Dunlop, Bess 

(E) 

Eastman, Chas. H. Emerson, Sue 
Eldon, Harry Elverson, Earle 
Eldon,Laura Emerson, Jas. E. 

Edger. Ida , Ellison* Florence 

(F) 

Fitzgerald, Thos. Freeman, Lucile 
Fitzgerald, Mattie Farnham, Ruth 
Farley, Harry Foley, Ed. 

(G) 

Green, Irene 
Garretson, E. E. 


. Gale, Ruth 
Gamble, Elmer 
Gibbons, M. H. 


(H) 

■ Huffman, Erwin Henry, Jim 

Hoffman, F. K. Harlow, Jack 

Holland, Gertrude Hammer, Otto L. 
Hawkins, F. L. Hughs, Alice B. 

Hart, Florence L. Henella, C. H. 

Hays, Eva M. Herbert, Grace 

Harris, Frank C. HansKus, Pearl 


Jackson, Harry J. 
; Julian, Bertha 

Kinder, R. J. 
Kayne, Agnes * 
Kerinek, Claudia, 


(J) 

Johnson, Fannie E. 
Johnson, Chas. G. 

(K) 

Keeney, Tjios. W. 
Kolb,-Tilly 


(L) 

Learning, S. T. Lockridge, Archie 
Lennox, Lillian Le Marr, Roy 
Langstaff, C. W. Lee, Dixie 
Leverton, Mabelle La Cour, Francis 
Lyonell, Joe Linton, Hank 

Landrum. M. J. 

(M) 

McGee, M. W. Mitchell, Flora 
McAlpine, Jennie Maher, Beth 
Miller, John M. Mason, Catherine 
Maher, Jas. F. Murray, H. A. 
Muszar, Lorenzo Mack, Harry 
Morton, Will J. 

(N) 

Nellson, Claude 

(O) 

Owen, Mabel Opitz, Thersa 


(?) 


Preston, John A. 
Phillips, Lee 
Percivai, Edwin 
Perkins, Chas. D. 
Palmer, Wynn 


Pedrick, Lillian 
Princess Wah-ta- 

PfarTw 0 F. 

(R) 


Ritchie, GertrudeRyno, J. B. 

Roth, Ellen Riesberg, Hartha 

Randall, Florence Russell, Helen 

Robertson, Geo. C. Rice, E. L. 

Robbins, Maude Rice, Francis 

Renard, Carl H. Riddell, Geo. J. 

Raymond, Ray Riddell, R. J. 

(S) 

Story, Alex. St. Clair, Audrey 

Schafer, Jos. Stillman, Howard 

Siegel, Fred. Southard, J. Irving 

Streeter, Lou Southard, M. 

Small, Chas. T. Salisbury 

Shaw, Ed. 

(T) 

Tierney, Ed. Todd, R. Wesley 

Truehart, S. L. Taylor, J. O. 

Thompson; G. Tower, Silence 

Walter 

(V) 

Vizzard, Crystal 

(W) 

West, J. A. Woods, W. J. 

West, Mrs. Woods, Mae 

West, Jack Wright, G. G. 

West, Lillian Winterhoff, Carl 

Williams, Ed. White, Al. W. 

(Y) 

Young, Gertrude Young, Marie 

Young, Al. W. 

(Z) 

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23 


CONEY DAMAGED BUT 
STILL DOIN G BUSINESS 

Storm Hits Pleasure Island and Costs Concessionaires Some 
Money, But That’s All 


! NEW YORK, June 26.—Despite the 
■ newspaper reports that Coney Island 
j was almost put out of business by the 
{.heavy thunderstorm of last night, the 
J only damage done was of a rather 
■ Sp it nature by the strong wind, 
which tore a few shingles away from 
{ the concessionaires and frightened the 
! folks for a few hours.—REVELL. 

• One bf the Chicago papers said: 

“A storm dropped on Coney Island 
at 5 o’clock this afternoon with a 
{ combination of wind, rain and hail 
that,punished pleasure town as it had 
never been punished before. 

■‘The wind, blowing between forty 
and forty-five miles an hour, tore down 
' awnings and swept electric signs from 
their hangings and as the storm in¬ 
creased in violence it overturned auto- 
; mobiles and wagons.by the score. 

I “When the clouds began to gather 
; it was estimated that there were $150,- 
000 people scattered along the beaches 
‘ and among the amusement parks. 
There was a tremendous rush for shel¬ 
ter when the downpour began. The 
storm seemed to come from all direc¬ 
tions at once. Rain fell in torrents, 

• accompanied by large hail stones. 

“The people crowded into every¬ 
thing that offered a shelter. Swimmers 
along the beach scuttled away to es¬ 
cape the hail stones and big waves 
that seemed all at once to jump over 
the sea wall. Many of the lighter 
structures along the sands, bathhouses 
and pavilions were swept out to sea. 

“Wind and hail stones smashed 
thousands of electric lights in the 
'amusement parks and the damage was 
^estimated in the thousands. 

Fight for Life as Storm Rages. 
“While the storm was at its height 

• hundreds of people left their shelters 
to watch two men fighting for their 
lives at the extreme top of the 305- 

Hoot tower in Dreamland. Johnson 
and A1 Whitley, electricians, had gone 
to the top of the tower, to replace 
broken electric light bulbs. They were 
working on a swinging scaffold at¬ 
tached to the lattice work of the 
tower. 

"When the storm began to gather 
their foreman warned them to come 
down, but they stuck and were caught 
in the first blast of the gale. Seeing 
that they would soon be whipped off 
from the scaffold, which was already 
beginning to swing wide in the gale, 
the two men climbed up the ropes to 
.the^lattice work and clung there for 

“At that elevation the unimpeded 
wind tore at them so fiercely that 
s ome of their clothes were stripped 
from their bodies. When, the wind 
had died down a rescue party cut 
away part of the trellis work and 
pulled the almost unconscious men in¬ 
side the tower. Neither of the men 
wa$. seriously injured. 

Actor Quiets House. 

“At the Brighton Beach music hall 
Nat Wills was in the midst of his 
tramp act when lightning hit the 
building and short circuted all the 
lights. Darkness, following the deaf¬ 
ening crash, started a panic. 

“With the help of the orchestra, 
Wills managed to quiet the house. 
The lights were restored, but the 
show had hardly resumed when an¬ 
other bolt placed the theater once 
more in darkness. The audience this 
time started for the doors, but again 
order was restored. 

“The Oceaq View inn and the vaude¬ 
ville theater at Brighton Beach were 
hit at 5 o’clock. The gable of the inn 
facing the ocean was ripped up. 

‘The sea got up rapidly under the 
drive of the storm and in a short time 
was sweeping over the sea wall. The 
water rose so rapidly on Ocean boule¬ 


vard that the audience at the New 
Brighton theater found itself ma¬ 
rooned on an island. Some waded, but- 
most waited for the waters to recede. 

Big Balloon Loose. 

“The balloon Pommern, which won 
the Lahm cup in the international 
race two years ago, was moored in a 
lot near the pavilion i» Steeplechase 
park when the storm broke. Dr. Julian 
H. Thomas is now the owner of the 
big balloon. He was preparing to 
make an ascent and the balloon had 
been filled with 80,000 cubic feet of 
hydrogen gas. To keep the big gas 
bag from flying away, six tons of 
sandbags were attached to the rig¬ 
ging. In spite of the weight the bal¬ 
loon began to heave and tug as soon 
as the first gusts of wind hit it, -and 
just as Dr. Thomas jumped for the 
rip cord, intending to let out the gas, 
it rose and whirled away. 

“Many of the sandbags stuck in the 
rigging, but the gale whipped these 
loose and they crashed down on the 
pavilion, breaking scores of windows. 

“The falling glass slightly injured 
several persons who were in the pa¬ 
vilion. Dr. Thomas next heard of his 
balloon when a report came that it 
had landed at Rockaway park. 

Swoops Out of Sky. 

“Policeman Nevervill was standing 
near the park when he saw the huge 
gas bag come swooping down out of 
the sky. It hit a corner of the Inn 
roof and carried away part of the 
cornice. People in the inn rushed out 
and found the basket had been 
smashed. They thought from its ap¬ 
pearance that the balloon had been 
struck by lightning. 


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They can’t make up their minds which 
to choose. Joe says either would do 
were other fair charmer away. 


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THE SHOW WORLD 


July 3, 1909. 


NELLIE REVELL’S GABA- 
LOGUES. 

By Nellie Revell. 

Dear Bunch: 

If ever I get back to Puget Sound, 
or any other of those delightful cli¬ 
mates where we 
wear wraps every 
evening and I 
meet some “while- 
I’m - waiting- 1’11- 
sing - a - song-act¬ 
or,” and he starts 
raving about the 
only town,' I’ll 
throw him in the 
bay. Everybody 
is sizzling here, 
and no one in 
town who talks my 
language. Before 
I arrived here 
I wired “To office 
main squeeze of 
big feed pile for a 
pad and a splash.” They couldn’t 
make out what I meant, neither could 
any "other member of the dope drove 
(press agents) here. Now, any office 
boy west of the Alleghany would 
have known what I meant—’phone the 
manager of some good hotel to re¬ 
serve a room and bath, then when I 
did get here I got in a hotel that is 
so conservative that anyone has to 
have their mother, their agent and a 
board of health certificate with them 
before they can get the clerk to even 
send a card up to a lady. 

I was getting on the elevator the 
other day and met Jack and May Fen- 
nessy. I hadn’t seen them since the 
day they were married. It was rain¬ 
ing that day, and Jack was holding an 
umbrella over May from the carriage 
to the church and in the excitement 
Jack forgot to close the umbrella, and 
threw us all into convulsions by walk¬ 
ing up the church aisle with an um¬ 
brella raised over them. Jack says 
Broadway is nothing like as nice as 
State street. 

I’ll tell you one of the biggest sur¬ 
prises I’ve had since I’ve been here 
was when walking alone with Potter 
& Hartwell last Saturday night on 
Broadway near Forty-second street. 
I saw a lot of big side show paintings 
out in front of a store announcing 
Millie Christine, the two-headed 
woman, was on exhibition inside; ad¬ 
mission, ten cents; and a spieler out 
inrfront barking. Right near the en¬ 
trance could be seen a lemonade stand 
with red lemonade on. it. Just fancy, 
a bally-hoo and a juice joint on Broad¬ 
way. Oh, yes; this little place has got 
Cameron Junction beat a city block 
and Terre Haute gone to the bat and 
tin-canning up the stretch looking for 
a hole in the fence. Certainly this 
main lane in this man’s town has got 
’em going both ways from the jack. 
You can get any kind of a game from 
Jack Straws to manslaughter from 
Fourteenth to Forty-second street. 

A certain party steered me along 
Pig’s Alley one evening last week, and 
finally landed me in Murray’s Roman 
Garden to a birthday party given to 
Ben Nathan of Birmingham, England, 
at ■ one time in connection with Mr. 
Somers, the most famous booking 
agent in the world, with headquarters 
in London, under the firm name of 
Nathan & Somers. Mr. Nathan is re¬ 
sponsible for the first appearance- in 
this country of Albert Chevalier and 
Yvette Guilbert and other famous per¬ 
formers of the English and French 
stage. Among other interesting things, 
Mr. Nathan brought forth a program 
of a Birmingham Music Hall of some 
years back, on which Appeared the 
following: “Piano and Violin Recital, 
by Messrs. Nathan & Cohen, of this 
city.” 

Say, Bunch, here’s where you sit 
up and" take notice. Do you know 
who Cohen is? Nobody else but Lit¬ 
tle Allen Dale, now in England for 
the New York American, and prob¬ 
ably the widest quoted critic in the 
world on theatrical affairs. Among 
the knock-down of talent present on 
this, momentous occasion was Mr. 
Ingjald Oes, the representative of the 
Gre#t Northern Film Company, in 
the “Land of the Midnight Sun.” Mr. 



Oes has all the striking characteristics 
of his Viking race. Can you imagine 
me going down the little white lane 
with this Lord of the North, who 
towers some 6 foot 3 in his stockings? 
Little Nell felt as if she was on the 
program for the Swan Song from 
Wagner’s Lohengrin. Do you get 
the squawk? 

I also had the pleasure of meeting 
Mr. and Mrs. De Mar. Mr. De Mar 
was formerly representative of the 
English Daimler Automobile, but now 
building his own joy-riding wagons 
for separating people from the green 
goods turned out by the Bureau of 
Engraving and Printing. Dr. Levy 
was also among those present. And 
right here I want to say, “What’s the 
constitution among friends?’''’ Bejn 
gave Doc the high sign and the proper 
steer to the thirst camp where you get 
that stuff that Opie Reed says “Con¬ 
tains the laughter of the fool, and the 
tears of the woman.” Well, may be 
it does, but the one Doc got con¬ 
tained visions of the dear old Sunny 
South, with its cotton fields, moon¬ 
light, mocking birds, niggers singing 
in the cane and the old chug-chug of 
a Mississippi river stern wheele'?! 
steamer with the roustabouts singing 
“Turkey in the Straw,” as they car¬ 
ried wood on board the steamer from 
the old wood-yard. I don’t know the 
name of the colonel from the Blue 
Grass section, sah, that sent Ben this 
whooping juice, but Doc says he sure 
has the tidiest idea of good liquor of 
any man who comes from that section 
of Blue Grass, good horses and pretty 
women. 

Sam Greenburg of London battered 
along about seventh drink time, com-, 
monly supposed to be somewhere be¬ 
tween the Thirtieth and Forty-seventh 
Street stations in the Irish Club 
House district, butted in with a “bally¬ 
hoo” about a swell dinner he had at 
Claremont. When we handed Sam 
what we had done to a bill of fare 
from the word “menu” to the print- 
ter’s name, he owned up that his 
Claremont bunch were a gang of 

What we did to that feed at Mur¬ 
ray’s would bring the blush of shame 
to a gang of razor-backs? To add to 
our misfortunes Murray, the Mikado 
of that Lobster Palace pulled this on 
us: “What was the name of the lieu¬ 
tenant who nearly reached the North 
Pole?” Mr. Nathan informed him 
that the gentleman rejoiced in the 
name of Lieutenant Shackelton. “I 
don’t give a damn,” said Murray, 
“about his name; but I like to talk 
about the North Pole in this kind of 
weather.” 

Many of our cousins from across 
the sea were there. Mr. and Mrs. 
Housely, from Birmingham, England; 
Mrs. Lawrence, from Paris, and many 
other celebrities, and a Titian haired 
beauty named Miss Leopold, who 
looked as though good clothes had 
never found their proper sphere until 
adorning this vision of loveliness. No 
one had an opportunity to speak to 
her, for Doc Levy built a wall of 
lemonade around her so no one could 
get near her. I’m glad he did, for 
then Mr. Oes had "to talk to me. 
Thank you, Doc. 

The two rowdies present were Daly 
and myself. Eighteen times in as 
many seconds the assembled multi¬ 
tude started to turn in a riot call, and 
only refrained on word being received 
from the station that the prisoners 
contained therein must not be con¬ 
taminated. 

Mrs. De Mar, a stately; blonde, was 
clad in a most becoming Princess 
gown, a model of the dressmaker’s 
art, with head, throat and neck that 
would make any sculptor turn green 
with envy. 

Miss Effice Lawrence from the wilds 
of Flatbush, crossed the Long Island 
infested trail, and after difficulties and 
dangers, almost insurmountable, suc¬ 
ceeded in making her way across the 
Gowanus Canal in a steam shovel arid 
finally landed at the hospitable door 
of the before mentioned Ben Nathan. 
We may remark here that Miss Law¬ 
rence is one of the George Ed¬ 
wards (of London) finds, and George 
Edwards is surely some picker. Miss 


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first young Nat. She had also a char¬ 
acter part in all these shows. 

Later they went to California'and 
were there during the exposition of 


be with the professional people. A 
she is called “mother,” go where J 
will. It is “mother” here 1 
“mother” there. No matter where] 
goes, she is always willing to lenl 
helping hand and all love and resp 
her. 

Mrs. Carrington would go on j 
stage today, it is said, were it not 1j 
her health will not permit it. She j 
sixty-nine last April. Her son j 
thirty Wednesday of this week. I 

She has been with every Amerij 
Worlds’ Fair except one, and ne 
missed a day. At Chicago she j 
called “The mother of the Midwl 



the Mid-Winter Fair, and returning, 
Messrs. Kohl & Middleton accepted 
George Carrington’s “Model of Illu¬ 
sions,” and built a large one, which 
they exhibited. 

Afterwards she was the first woman 
to put on a show on the Midway at 
the World’s Fair, and later traveled 
from coast to coast with it; never 
weary, never tired, always happy when 
she could be with the show people, 
and in fact she'was on the stage up 
until a year or two ago, but she is still 
happy and only happy when she can 


Rain or shine she went through] 
gates, and they would call from 
end of the fair to the other, “T1 
goes mother.” “Where are you go 
mother?” “Down the line,” she wo 
say. 

It was through her instructions I 
her son George is now one of j 
leading illusionists in the world,! 
which he should give his mother gr 
credit. 

She is now living in Chicago w 
her son at the Waldorf hotel. 


Lawrence was moded in a billowy 
chiffon gown which set off her dark 
beauty to perfection. 

Miss Edith Housley of Birmingham, 
England, who has just returned from 
a visit to Seattle, where she and her 
husband enjoyed the Alaska-Yukon 
exposition. Miss Housley favored us 
with a description of a sudden liking 
taken by one of the gentlemen from 
“Jack Johnson Land” for the head- 
gear of her husband, said headgear be¬ 
ing a cap of a very peculiar pattern 
and decidedly English. If that Sene- 
gambian smoke had ever come 
through the black belt with that lid 
on there would certainly be an addi¬ 


tion to the Heavenly choir. M 
Housley’s beautiful English coloi 
was set off by a ravishing Paris c« 
tion. 

Mrs. Daly, a tall Gibsonesque be 
ty. from the land of which they 
“Who then, can blame us for whi 
and love,” is a typical Irish bei 
with black hair and Irish blue e; 
Mrs. Daly was clad in darkest triad 
the severest cut, which only serve! 
enhance her Gaelic beauty. 

Mr. Daly is about the swiftest mat 
I have met since I’ve been here, W 
even he admits his brother was ® 
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serted Village.” All the music pub¬ 
lishers have departed further up town. 
Leo Feist, the Whitmarks, F. H. Hav- 
iland, are located in Thirty-seventh 
street, on or near Broadway; Thirty- 
eighth street contains Jos. Stearn and 
and Jerome Remick; Ted Snyder is 
around the corner from the Imperial 
hotel at Thirty-second and Broadway, 
while the corner of Thirty-ninth and 
Broadway contains the Shapiro Music 
Company and the latest recruit to the 
ranks, the Laemmle Music Company 
of Chicago, of which the ubiquitous 
Carl Laemmle of film, picture and now 
music fame, is the president. 

The music publishers; profiting by 
past experience, have been holding 
back all publications until the coming 
of the new copyright law, which goes 
into effect July 1st. A visit to all the 
offices reveals the same state of af¬ 
fairs, and I am told on every hand: 
“Don’t fail to come in next week; we 
have a number of new things that we 
desire to get before the public through 
the medium of the Show World. 

Here is a little inside information 
regarding the fight that was made on 
the “Canned Music people,” who had 
been profiting by the brains of the 
authors and music publishers for these 
many years. Naturally the Columbia, 
Edison, Victor and other companies 
were very loath to give up a good 
thing, and put up a very strenuous 
fight before the ways and means com¬ 
mittee before an agreement was finally 
reached. On the royalty price to be 
paid. The music publishers finally 
won out, and they will receive in the 
future 2 cents per record royalty on 
all copyrighted music. Another mat¬ 
ter that delayed the final passage of 
the. copyright law was the fight of the 
National Press Association regarding 
copyright portraits. The newspaper 
people, with their usual acumen, handed 
the photographers a lemon, and the 
present copyright law contains a 
clause that in the event of a news¬ 
paper using a copyrighted picture, 
without due credit, the fine for such 
omission cannot be less than $50 and 
not more than $200. The newspaper 
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Miles Predicts Successful Meet for F.S.A. Patents Company 
Will Not Reduce Price of Film. 


NEW YORK, June 39.—The mov¬ 
ing picture situation, like all other 
amusements, is more or less in the 
doldrum of summer. The following 
theaters are playing their usual bills: 
Dewey, Gotham, Unique, Fourteenth 
Street, Keith & Proctor’s, Fourtenth, 
Twenty-third, Fifty-eighth, One Hun¬ 
dred Twenty-fifth street. Comedy, 
Family, Blaney’s, Hurtig & Seamon’s, 
and the Majestic. At the Dewey the¬ 
ater, they have been showing this 
week pictures of the Ketchell-Jack 
O’Brien fight in Philadelphia. The 
vaudeville bills at these various the- 
ters show a marked tendency towards 
better acts. The majority of these 
places of amusement place from six 
to eight acts. 

Herbert Miles, secretary of the Film 
association, states that he anticipates 
a great success for the coming meet¬ 
ing that is to be held at Atlantic City 
this' month, July 14, 15 and 16. There 
will be a number of matters taken 
up besides the election of a new pres¬ 
ident and vice-president, in place of 
Messrs. Swanson and Laemmle, who 
have become affiliated with the inter¬ 
national Projecting and Producing 
Company. From advices received 
from up the state, regarding a combi¬ 
nation that has been made between 
the exchanges in that section, it will 
be a matter {or decision on the part 
of the association whether they can 
endorse this state of affairs or not. It 
looks very much as if the manufac¬ 
turers would have an entirely new 
state of affairs to cope with after the 
meeting of the association. . 

McDonald Denies Rumor. 

During the past week a rumor has 
been circulated to the effect that the 
Motion Picture Patents Company 
would reduce the price of film to 9 
cents during the hot months, July and 
August. A call on Dwight McDon¬ 
ald, Secretary of the Patents Com¬ 
pany, shows that this is only another 
of the idle rumors that are constantly 
circulated around this neck of the 
woods. Mr. McDonald said that the 
subject had never been thought of, 
and that no mention of it had ever 
been made at any meeting of the 
Patents company. He stated that a 
meeting will be held on next Thurs¬ 


day, and as far as he knows, nothing 
but routine matters will come up. He 
also said that Charles Urban of the 
Eclipse Film Company, of London, 
England, was a caller at their office, 
but that nothing was said of the col¬ 
ored photography scheme said to be 
owned and controlled by Mr. Urban. 
Mr. Urban is, at the present time, in 
Chicago and will make a tour of the 
country before returning to Europe. 
Frank L. Dyer, president of the Pat¬ 
ents company, will sail for Europe 
immediately after next Thursday’s 
meeting. 

Collier on Vacation. 

John Collier, secretary of the board 
of censorship for moving pictures has 
started on his vacation in the moun¬ 
tains of Georgia. Before leaving, 
Mr. Collier stated that the idea of a 
national censor board was rapidly tak¬ 
ing shape, and that at. the present 
time, he had every reason to believe 
that plans would be perfected before 
the fall season. Mr. Collier said he, 
had received letters from the follow¬ 
ing cities, asking him to send them 
the literature and any information he 
could impart regarding the New York 
censorship: Cincinnati, New Orleans, 
San Francisco, Philadelphia, Grand 
Rapids and Boston. Mr. Collier has 
replied to all these places, telling them 
that the ideas of the New York censor 
board were very comprehensive. He 
sent them all the literature asked for, 
and suggested that they make haste 
slowly, that he believed, with the na¬ 
tionalization, that there would be need 
for auxiliary boards in the various 
cities, whose duties would be ’ “the 
looking after the general welfare of 
the public,” regarding fire laws, san¬ 
itation, etc. Mr. Collier expects to 
be back in the city about the 1st of 
August, and he will at once resume 
operations. 

Pictorial Education. 

The moving picture is making itself 
felt more as an educational force 
than any other discovery of the pres¬ 
ent century. Dr. Maxwell, superin¬ 
tendent of public schools, and Albert 
Shells, district superintendent, two of 
the best posted men on the education 
of the young in this country, are en¬ 


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thusiastic on the subject of mcj 
pictures in the public schools, 
vious to . the closing of the sch 
they arranged four or five model; 
ture exhibitions, which were rece 
with marked enthusiasm. At the pres¬ 
ent time the public school children^ 
treated to lectures of . which sterei 
con slides are-largely used. It i: 
opinion of both Dr. Maxwell 
Mr. Shields that these will be quickly 


replaced by moving pictures. 

World Tour Pictures. 


The world’s tours, arranged by the 
New York American, for which t|e 
voting contest closes today, will-J 
the means of bringing forward* 
moving pictures as an educatiw 
force, in a manner that will appeal! 
the parents of every child in the cd 
try. It is the intention of Bradfl 
Merrill, treasurer of the Star Pubfl 
ing Company, which publishes 
Hearst syndicate of papers, to have 
pictures taken of the boys and girls 
as they proceed from country to c<] 
trv in their journey around the wc 
They will also be expected to nS 
records of their impressions of 
different sights they see in their j< 
ney, the impressions created on their 
minds by the different national^™ 
whose countries they pass throa 
These records they will make as tj 
proceed on their journey, and vM 
the impressions are vivid in tfl 
minds. At the opening of the pifl 
schools in the fall arrangements j 
be made by Mr. Merrill for the Ana 
can to have these records and picti 
seen and heard in every school, fl 
lege and university throughout I 
land. 

The latest picture oroduced by the 
New York Motion Picture Company 
is entitled “A True Indian.” It can 
not be recommended too highly to the 
patrons of the moving picture t® 
afprs. 

G. W. Bitzer. the man who 
the Biograph famous, is still dofl 
business at the old stand. The qua 
of the work turned out by Mr. Bil 
calls for universal admiration. ? 
Bitzer is one of the early moving 
ture operators who has not only ll 
up to the times, but has kept 
in advance of them. 

Edward Porter, who is now gen] 
manager of the picture department 
the Edison Manufacturing Compl 
has been introducing a number oftl 
elties and improvements in the Edis_ 
studio, which, is situated near Bro® 
Park, this city. Mr. Porter is tie 
father of some of the greatest movi® 


pictures ever produced. 

Ad Kessel, of the Empire 
Company, is an enthusiastic' sa._ 
and every evening after he . clJ 
as the man in the overalls he beta] 
himself to Twenty-third street, 
River, where he is met by one of 
crew of the yacht “Harriet,” and gi 
for a' sail down the bay and out 
the bosom of the broad Atlantic. ' 
Kessel has one of the most shad 
boats in all the Jamaica Bay fleet. L 

Invalg Oes of the Great North* 
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member of the craft. Mr. Oeffl 
specialty goes towards that made i- 
mous by Miss Annette KellermaS 
the diving Venus, and he is said ® 
present fully as fine an appearanM 
dressed in a bathing suit as the divi® 
Annette. 

The forthcoming meeting at Atlaf 
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ence of Captain Rock of the Vita- 
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TbS Great Star and Garter show 
will be a new burlesque offering the 
^■season. It will play the east¬ 
ern wheel and its promoters say it 
will be the biggest show on either 
The offering will be owned 
j. M. Anderson Amusement 
nr of Chicago. 

I^Khow will be in the form of a 
-eview with eleven scenes and will 
[>e known as “The Fantastic World.” 
Ihe show will rehearse in Chicago and 
will b|; produced here before it begins 
ts wheel season. The rehearsals will 
begaBrithin two weeks. 

ASpg the people engaged are 
\rthnB Kherns, John T. and Jessie 
3 owers, Woods and Kilduff, Gabe 
lathan, Robert Ellis, Catherine 
\dams, and William Schaeffer will 
ae musical director. A1 Nathan will 
>e business manager. 


I Sheridan arrived in this city 
lirday from Seattle, where he 
Iconcession, “The. Land of the 
|t Sun.” He stated that up to 
Bent time the exposition had 
the money it should, and 
hat aside from the Thompson Scenic 
The Bughouse, The Tickler, 
jtle of Gettysburg and the 
and the Merrimac the conces- 
: not faring very well, 
[generally believed, he said, 
season would be better a iit- 
in, when the easterners ar- 
it would appear that the 
7 themselves were not con- 
as generously as was ex- 
the support of the affair. 


he went to the Delmar Gardens as 
head usher, Thither he traveled to 
become assistant treasurer at the Sub¬ 
urban. Then he went back to see 
what his old home looked like at 
Memphis, Tenn. There he captured 
the post of treasurer for the Bijou. 
It was here that Charles E. Blaney 
discovered him and made him move to 
the box office of the Lincoln Square, 
New York. Blaney was then working 
in conjunction with Wm. Morris. 
Morris fancied Young and moved him 
to Chicago when the American was 
opened, and he has been there ever 
since, dispensing pasteboards and po¬ 
liteness to the public, which means 
that Morris has pretty good judgment. 


CHICAGO NOTES. 

Louise Dresser comes to the Ma¬ 
jestic next week. 

W. T. Gaskell may produce two new 
plays next spring. 

Players in “The Golden Girl” have 
presented Winona Winter with a lov¬ 
ing cup. 

Curtis Benton has closed with the 
Messina spectable at White City and 
has opened a concession of his own— 
A Hindoo Show. 

_ Marie Flynn is now playing the 
principal role in “The Golden Girl.” 
The company goes to Milwaukee next 

Sipe’s dog and pony circus opened 
at White City last Saturday night, 
having the place where Sheldon’s 
museum was formerly located. 

1 Will Deming, now with “A Gentle¬ 
man from Mississippi,” has long been 
identified with the Chica'go theatrical 
colony and is well liked. He is now 
sought by Cohan & Harris for “The 
City Chap,” and it is barely possible 
that Deming will be seen in the role 
of “Artie.” 


ERNIE” YOUNG HAS HAD 
||;. RAPID RISING CAREER. 

'reasurer of American Music Hall 
Once Sold Peanuts at Theater in 
His Home Town, But Now? 

Ernest, better known to his inti-, 
iate»'-as “Ernie,” Young, treasurer 
t theMAmerican Music Hall in this 
ity, Has risen rapidly in 'his chosen 
but not too rapidly to have 
een tempted by the luring lights of 
Id Broadway, whither he will travel 
3r a,‘short vacation in a few.days, 
t^^B^hich time the house over 
^^Bnancial destiny he presides 
'III b^closed for repairs. 

Hard work, diligence, honesty and 
surtesy are behind the fact that he 
as risen from a “peanut boy” at the 
tandard theater, St. Louis, to his 
‘esenp position. He peanutted in 
|95 ’!The manager of the Standard 
<ed the way he foisted his wares 
)onjincoming and outgoing patrons 
the house, and gave him a chance 
assistant property man. Thence 


KLIMT’S PLAYERS ARE 

TO OPEN ON JULY 25. 

Klimt’s ’ Players will reopen at the 
Academy July 25 and the company 
will consist of Ann Bronaugh, Mar¬ 
garet Neville, Nellie Holland, Ger¬ 
trude Phelps, John Lane Connor, Guy 
Coombs, George Fox, Lew Hart and 
Charles Payton. 


Charles Urban Visits Chicago. 

Charles Urban of the Urban Trad¬ 
ing. Company of London arrived in 
Chicago Tuesday on the Limited from 
New York City. He visited George 
Kleine, and together they went to view 
the Selig plant. Mr. Urban intends 
making a visit to all leading picture 
plants in the country. 


W. E. Gaynor and Sid Pascoe 

stepped into the Edelweiss just as 
the bomb exploded which did a great 
deal of damage the other night. A 
desire . to quench their thirst saved 
them a possible injury. Prohibition¬ 
ists are permitted to note this inci¬ 
dent. 


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THESE CHICAGO BOYS 

ENTER SIMPLE LIFE. 

“Johnny” Collins and Ray Myer Get 
Tired of Hotel Existence and 
Break Into Real House¬ 
keeping. 

NEW YORK, June 28. —Johnny 
Collins and Ray Myer, “Chicago’s 
Own Boys,” who were brought here 
to reinforce the Orpheum office, have 
tired'of the strenuous life of the hotel 
and have espoused the simple life of 
bachelor apartments. The apart¬ 
ments are furnished with Syrian rugs, 
Japanese and Egyptian vases, price¬ 
less screens of Japanese manufacture, 
Louis XVI furniture and draperies, 
sword guards and rare armour from 
the far east. The walls are covered 
with beautiful frames containing pic¬ 
tures, of the old masters. Here a 
Botticelli, there a Raphael, here a Van 
Dyck, further along a Rembrant, end¬ 
ing with a priceless Michael Angelo. 
All went merry as a marriage bell un¬ 
til the first evening, the boys came 
home from the Orpheum office and 
started to ascend to their apartment, 
reaching the entrance, Johnny Collins 
was seen to turn a cold clammy gray. 
The ruthless builder had made the 
columns of the entrance “Ionic” where 
Johnny had specially stipulated 
“Doric.” This was only the com¬ 
mencement of their misfortunes. The 
' old aunty who has charge of the 
apartment comes from “Jack Johnson 
Land” and had hung the pictures in 
such a way that the artistic souls of 
Messrs. Collins and Myer received an 
awful jolt. Here was the “Van Dyck” 
masterpiece with its contralto tone 
and deep rich coloring hung in the 
glaring light where the morning sun 
shown full upon the picture. The 
coloratura, Botticelli, was placed far 
away in a dark corner and, crime of 
crimes, Johnny’s onliest own was 
hung in the hall at the entrance to 
the apartment. 

Can you imagine Johnny’s horror? 
“Why,” said he, in telling about the 
matter, “just look at this picture! 
You will notice she is far away from 
the Amazonian lines of Charles Dana 
Gibson. Nor is she cast in the baby- 
blue lines made famous by Nell Brink- 
ley, nor again, have Harrison Fisher, 
Archie Gunn, Penhryn Stanlaws or 
Howard Chandler Christy succeeded 
in catching the illusive charm that 
permeates the .figure of this dear girl.” 
From this description it may be 
judged that some bread and butter 
Miss had Johnny Collins “buck jump¬ 
ing.” 

The colored Mammy may not be 
able to hang pictures, but ■ the way 
she can cook Maryland chicken and 
fry sweet potatoes would make you 
put down a bet on Mammy. Martin 
Beck can have the art stunt.—NEL¬ 
LIE REVELL. 


ROSSKAM WILL GIVE 

THE LAST PERFORMANCE. 

DETROIT, Mich.—July 1.—Charles 
H. Rosskam will give the last per¬ 
formance in the Whitney theater 
July 4. On Monday next the work.of 
remodeling the house will begin and 
next season it will be The Garrick 
The Chicago stock company opens at 
Niagara Falls, N. Y., July 5, for. its 
sixth summer season there. 



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T^Mlusement business in this city, 
5(1 far as the city itself is concerned, 
I?® askabout as lively as Red Dog, 
Texas! orthe ■ Sandy Hook Light Ship 
&.3 £ m The only attractions left 
lying are “The Gentleman from 
Mississippi,” which moved from the 
Bijou to the Ariel Gardens; The Fol. 

the top of the New 


orituicaic,, the “Jardinde Paris, 

is called by Florence Ziegfeld, the 
manager; “The Motor Girl,” at the 
Ivric where Frank Hennessy has 
wW looks like a lasting success. 
Julian Edwards has agan demonstrat¬ 
ed his ability as a tuneful writer, the 
book and lyrics, which are by Camp¬ 
bell & Skinner, are very far superior 
jP|j|E©rdiftary comic opera books. 
Frank Smithson has done really clever 
work in staging the piece, and the 
wholrensemblc ranks up as about the 
dantiest, funniest and most tuneful 
musical comedy that New York has 
seen this season. 

The Broadway theater, with Lew 
Fields’ “Midnight Sons,” in spite of 
these terrible dog days still goes on 
nj d-lw the house at every perform¬ 
ance. They were obliged to put in 
three hew rows of seats last week, 
and the orchestra is conspicuous, by its . 
absence. 

Jimmie Powers goes merrily on at 
the Casino with “Havana.” They are 
out with an announcement of a 4th of 
July matinee, which, of course, will 
take place on the 5th, the 4th being 
Sunday. It makes the oldest inhabi¬ 
tant stop, look and listen when he sees 
the advertising of a musical comedy 
playing a 4th of July matinee, and 
when you come to consider that the 
mercury is flirting with the top of the 
thermometer Jimmie must be given 
due credit to be able to get them in 
weather like this. 

The Herald Square theater still con¬ 
tains “The Beauty Spot,” with Jeff 
le Angelis and pretty, petite, little 
Marguerite Clark as a feature attrac¬ 
tion. ^“The Beauty Spot” is one of 
De Koven’s earlier efforts. 

Daly’s theater still continues to play 
5. R. 0. with “The Climax,” and “The 
Girl from Rector’s” is still doing a sat¬ 
isfactory business at Joe Weber’s 

The Garrick theater, with Willie ■ 
Collier in "The Man from Mexico”; 
the Astor, with Will Hodge in “The 
Man from Home”; the Maxine Elliott 
theater, with Paul Armstronge’s farce, 
'Going Some”; the Gaiety, where J. E. 
Dodson has been playing “The House 
Next Door,” a really great play, by 
Hartly Manners, and the Hudson the¬ 
ater. which has been tenanted by one 
of Harry Harris’ companies in “Tfie 
TjmtDegree.” all gave up the ghost 
on Saturday night, and have gone into 
summer quarters. The Gaiety and 
the Astor are to open on August 2— 
the former with a continuation of 
jl^House Next Door,” and Will 
Bodge will resume his run in “The 
Man from Home” at the latter. 

In Vaudeville. 

The American opens with a very 
trong vaudeville bill, including 
■ auline, Grace Hazard. Fred Bowers, 
dcMahon & Chapelle. Ed Lee, Wrothe 
* Cd- Opening this Week, besides 
Pauline, who remains over, A1 Fields 
ind Dave Lewis, Paul Nicdiolson and 
Miss Norton, 16 Lime Kiln Club, and 
‘ special added attraction entitled 
Dissolving the British Parliament. 1 ’ 
j»G||£Hammerstein’s Roof, Annette 
'vellerman, the Diving Venus, still 
’Olds sway. Annette Kellerman has 
th6 »ulge on all New Yorkers, as she 
?ets two baths a day. besides 
number ’ • - • • 

Annette 


traction fails To rub out, no matter 
how much water you use, and the 
amount of soft soap the young lady 
gets in stage-door-johnny mash notes 
would serve to clean up Goose Island. 
Miss Kellerman is surrounded by the 
following strong bill: Willy Pantzer 
Troupe, Living Marble Statues, Prin¬ 
cess Rajah, Four Fords, A Night in 
a Monkey Music Hall, The Quartette, 
and six other acts. Commencing July 
12, Gertrude Hoffman opens in the 
only costume that New York should 
wear during this present state of 
weather. After carefully studying 
Miss Hoffman’s costumes it seems 
that she is considerably over-dressed 
for the season. She should certainly 
leave off at least two of the barbaric 
jewels out of her hair, and- wear one 
less chiffon veil. 

At Keith & Proctor’s Fifth Avenue 
they still continue to give head-line 
bills, daring the weather man to do 
his worst. Manager Irving says that 
he will put out names that will make 
old Sol get up earlier than ever to get 
a peek at who is going to play the 
Fifth Avenue. On this week’s bill are 
R. C. Herz, Haines & Vidocq, Dun¬ 
lap, McCormick Company, Lasky’s 
Imperial Musicians, Dankmar-Schiller 
Troupe, De Haven & Sidney, Dancers, 
Frank Wilson, cyclist, and, to crown 
all, Trixie Friganza, of musical com¬ 
edy fpme, the only woman in the busi¬ 
ness who can make Blanche Ring 
work. 

The New Brighton theater throws 
open its doors for the first time this 


week with a bill that looks like'ready 
money. Look at this bunch, and then 
sit up and take notice: Fiske O’Hara 
& Co., Blonde Typewriters, Elfie Fay, 
Four Lukens, La Triska, The Human 
Doll, Wynn & Lewis, The Dalys, Cul¬ 
lens & Curran, Pricella, the hypnotist; 
and others. 

At the Brighton Beach Music Hall, 
showing that competition is the life 
of trade, there is also a bill that is 
worth going miles to see. McIntyre 
& Heath, “The Killie Real Estate 
Man,” heads the bill, which includes 
the Water Witch, the Girl with the 
Angel Voice, Howard & Howard, Will 
H. Fox, Swan & Bambard, Frey 
Twins, and last, but not least, Bessie 
Wynn. Bessie Wynn can go much, a 
whole heap, then some more, then a 
little. Pretty Bessie is always wel¬ 
come to. this city. 

Luna Park and Dreamland are play¬ 
ing to bigger crowds than ever before 
in the history of either park. Steeple¬ 
chase, too, is also testing its capacity; 
in fact, it looks as if the whole of 
Coney Island were in for the most 
prosperous season ever enjoyed in its 
history. Palisades Park, across the 
Hudson,, at 150th street, also reports 
the same pleasing state of affairs, and 
Manager Burnstein of the Trocadero 
Music Hall at Fort George, says that 
the crowds so far have surprised him. 
—NELLIE REVELL. 


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and Seems Destined to Last, 


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skating fad seems to be practically 
dead in this country, a statement made 
to a Show World man by a represen¬ 
tative of the Richardson Ball Bearing 
Skate Company of this city, may 
prove particularly interesting at this 


It may be recalled that Leandef 
Richardson, head of the' company, 
went to England a few weeks ago on 
a combined pleasure and business trip. 
From that vantage ground he has 
cabled that the city of Manchester 
alone is now operating fourteen rinks, 
while other are in course of erection, 
and that all are doing a land office 
business. His company was recently 
compelled to turn down the largest 


order ever offered it on account of 
not being able to furnish the skates in 
time. The order amounted to $60,000. 
The company is supplying from three 
to five thousand pairs of skates to 
European clients each week, which, it 
is claimed, is far below the demand. 

Mr. Richardson is now installing 
rinks at every possible vantage point 
abroad, and it seems probable that he 


will double’if not triple the fortune 
he has already made in this country. 

Nick Kaufman and Ike Rose, two 
Americans, have installed a fine rink 
in Berlin, where they are doing an im¬ 
mense business. The former may be 
recalled as being, at one time, the 
champion bicycle rider of America. - 


S. F. NIXON OUTBID IN BRYAN PURCHASE 


(Continued from page 3.) 


more advantageous to the McNulty 
estate in the matter of payments. 
Once, it is said, Nixon “raised the 
ante,” but in the end the Stair & 
Havlin concern offered the most 
money. S. F. Nixon’s first offer was 
$850,000, partly in long-term pay¬ 
ments, however. 

Under the new agreement Stair & 
Havlin will work in harmony with 
Harry Davis in the Bijou-Alvin Thea¬ 
ter contract—in fact, on account of 
their booking arrangements with the 
Bijou, Stair & Havlin have practic¬ 
ally been parties to this famous pool 
for the past two years. 


The Stair-Havlin syndicate has been 
booking the Bijou for several years.-* 
Under the new deal the Bijou will “ 
remain a popular-priced theater, but 
will run the class of attractions now- 
shown at the Alvin, while the Alvin 
probably will take the “dollar-and-a- 


half” attractions of the KlaW-Erlanger 
circuit, which last year went to the 
Duquesne. 

Under this agreement, as under the 
former attempted purchase of S. F. 
Nixon, the cheap melodrama which 
so long was an established feature 
of the Bijou seems to be doomed in 
local playhouses. 


PERSONAL MENTION 


Lew Hart, who has been with the 
Baldwin-Melville company in _ the 
south, is back in Chicago and will be 
a member of the Academy stock when 
it opens July 25. 

Charlie Elliott, who has been on 
the coast, is back in Chicago. 


Ed Rowland, Sr., leaves Friday of. 
this week for Twin Lakes, Wis., for 
a fishing trip. 

Walter Baldwin, manager of the 
Baldwin-Melville companies, is in Chi- 


Frank Beal, stage director 
People’s last season, is planning 
trip abroad in August. 


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Oliver Labadie is weighing half a 
dozen different propositions which 
have been broached to him for the 
coming season. 

V. E. Lambert, of Waukegan, was 
seen oft the local Rialto Tuesday. 

Harry Todd was seen with a bucket. 
It is supposed he was going milking. 

George Periolat, a Chicago player, 
has joined Elinor Gordon and Joseph 
Sullivan and will play in two sketches 
in vaudeville, opening in Spokane, 
Wash., July 11. One sketch will be 
“Tips on Tap,” offered at the Ma¬ 
jestic some time since, and the other 
a new one called “The French Mar¬ 
riage.” 

Marion Redlich, the Chicago actress 
who has gained so much distinction 


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in numerous roles with Donald .Ed 
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Messrs. Shubert, and will leave 
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important play. . Miss ' Redlich i 
now the leading woman with the He 
mann Lieb Players at the Bus 
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Next Issue Friday, July 9th 



THE BLACKSMITH’S WIPE. 

(Forgive Those Who Have Sinned Against Us.) 

This picture tells the story of a powerful emotional drama. We first 
see Pan Hawkins shoeing a horse at his blacksmith's shop. Nance Holden, 
a young village belle, is in love with Dan, but is repulsed by him. She 
vows vengeance and starts a plot by engaging Isaac Davis, a peddling jew¬ 
eler, to enter Dan’s home with the pretense of selling his wife some jew¬ 
elry. Isaac places a necklace about her neck, and Nance quickly calls Dan 
to witness his wife’s unfaithfulness. Dan dashes in and denounces her. 
She tries to explain, but he will not listen. She and the children plead, 
' ‘ ' > opens the door and drives her 


in the next’scene we see Dan and the children seated at the table, the 
children point to the vacant chair, crying, “Will mamma never come 
home?^ who j, as now i, ec ome a companion of the most depraved, is- 
seen in a dive seated at a table with Isaac. They become noisy and the 
waiter threatens to put Nance out, just as Annie enters in the garb of a 
Salvation Army lass and tells the waiter that she will take care of Nance. 
Nance, recognizing the voice, cries, “Annie Hawkins, the woman I have 
wronged. Oh, God, my punishment has been great.” She makes atonement 
bv taking Annie back to Dan and tells the story of how she wronged them, 
appealing to Isaac to confirm it. Annie and Dan embrace. Dan raises his 
hands to Heaven, thanking God for his goodness in sending back a pure 
and loving wife. 

Approximate length, 850 feet. 

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films purported to be the product of the INTERNATIONAL PROJECTING AND PRODUCING CO. | 

THE PICK OF THE EUROPEAN SUPPLY, controlled exclusively for the American market by our 
^{'Company, ASSURES YOU OF AN INDIVIDUAL SERVICE AND AN ADEQUATE 
SELECTION OF CAREFULLY CHOSEN SUBJECTS. 

Upon application we will be pleased to furnish you with a list of exchanges that can supply you with our films. 

Notice to Exhibitors and Exchanges 

The Trust knows full well that it may not interfere with International Projecting and Producing 
Company’s film, and Exhibitors and Exchanges need have no fear as far as our film is con¬ 
cerned. To those handling other film we cannot guarantee protection, but we will legally defend on 
interference with International Projecting and Producing Company’s film. Advise us promptly of 
any attempt made by Trust agents to intimidate users of our goods in any way. 


INTERNATIONAL! PROJECTING AND PRODUCING COMPANY 


SCHILLERS BUILDING, [CHICAGO